By Maxwell Adeleye
At least five of the 11 governors in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are openly engaged with the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff leadership of the party.
The gains by the Sheriff tendency in the party came as Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State asked factional chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to step down his claim upon the reality of the Court of Appeal judgment upholding Sheriff as national chairman…
Besides Governor Dickson, who is the chairman of the party’s Peace and Reconciliation Committee, Governor Dave Umuahi of Ebonyi State, Governor Ben Ayade and the party’s two Northern governors were also said to have tilted support towards Senator Sheriff.
Governor Umahi was said to have technically given recognition to Sheriff after he got the later to endorse the party’s candidates for the forthcoming local government elections in Ebonyi State. Besides a statement from Cross River State chapter of the party endorsing Sheriff, Governor Ayade has also openly appeared with Sheriff in public engagement