PDP Chairmanship: Fayose Seeks stakeholders support For Ali Modu Sheriff

Source: pointblanknews.com

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on stakeholders to

support the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party

(PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, saying; “his emergence at this time

is the best thing in the presence circumstance and those aggrieved

should sheath their sword and deploy their time and resources into

fighting the All Progressives Congress (APC) instead of their own

According to statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public

Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “it is

regrettable that those who abandoned the PDP to its fate when it lost

power and did not say a word to defend the party have now found their

voice against a decision taken in accordance with the party's

The governor who reiterated his commitment to the party, said; “With

my antecedent as someone who have always defended the party, I can't

be linked with any decision that will not be in the best interest of

the party. I therefore call on all my admirers and believers in my

dogged fight for the revival of our party to support our new chairman,

whom I believe has the required capacity to reposition the party.”

He described those linking the new chairman to the Boko Haram

insurgents as mischief makers, asking; “Has Ali Modu Sheriff been

tried and convicted by any court for sponsoring Boko Haram? Is he even

being tried for involvement in Boko Haram activities?

“Even APC Senator Ali Ndume is being tried for allegedly making

contacts with the Boko Haram sect 73 times and he is still the Senate

“Also, Ali Modu Sheriff and their 'Saint Buhari' are in-laws courtesy

of his (Sheriff) son's marriage to Buhari's daughter and no one has

called the President a Boko Haram sponsor by association. Or are they

also saying President Buhari could have allowed his own daughter to

marry the son of Ali Modu Sheriff if he was indeed a Boko Haram

While describing the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as constitutional,

Governor Fayose said all stakeholders like the National Working

Committee members, Governors, Senators, House of Representatives

members, BOT members and others took part in the processes that

produced the new chairman.
He said the party could only be repositioned when decisions of the

party leaders are respected, calling on those aggrieved with the

emergence of the chairman to be mindful of the supremacy of the party

over and above other interests.
The governor reminded members and supporters of the PDP that “the

party was in a peculiar situation and we need people who can stand up

against these devourers of our collective heritage. I can say it

confidently that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is such a person and in the

collective interest of our party, we should all rally round him.”

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