No Tenure Extension For You – Pdp Bot Tells Sheriff


BEVERLY HILLS, March 29, (THEWILL) – The Board of Trustees of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, to honourably vacate office after May 21 and save the party from anarchy.

The group insisted that Sheriff must vacate office on the due date, maintaining that any plans extend his tenure would lead to anarchy and a return of impunity within the party.

Acting Chairman of PDP’s BoT, Walid Jibrin, who made the declaration at a press conference at the party’s national secretariat on Tuesday, also maintained that the 2019 presidential ticket, which had been zoned to the North by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party be maintained.

Jibrin warned Sheriff against the “evil machinations of praise singers and prophets of doom” tempting him to extend his tenure in office asking him to openly reject the tenure elongation calls. The position of the BoT comes against the background of recent solidarity visits by various groups within the party hinting at moves to cajole Sheriff to stay longer than required.

Reacting, Sheriff’s special assistant on media, Inuwa Bwala, revealed that his principal would not stay beyond the required time as approved by the party’s NEC.

“The PDP National Chairman has consistently stated that he will not spend one day beyond the time he has to serve the party as national chairman. He has a job to do and he is focused on doing it,” he said.

Following the opposition that trailed the emergence of Sheriff as chairman, the PDP Governor's forum; national caucus; BOT and the NEC unanimously approved May 21, as the national convention where a new national chairman will emerge in place of Sheriff.

Story by David Oputah