Senator Ali Modu Sheriff dumps former President Jonathan

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff dumps former President Jonathan

PDP CRISIS: The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff said he was pulling out the reconciliation move of the former President Goodluck Jonathan to resolve the party’s leadership crisis.

Sheriff in a statement signed by his Deputy National Chairman, Dr Cairo Ojougboh issued on Thursday in Abuja, said this was to enable his led National working Committee (NOC) to  focus on repositioning the PDP.

He said that the reconciliation moves initiated by Jonathan had finally collapsed, alleging that the move had been hijacked by the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.

“We are opting out and focusing our efforts at making the party the darling of Nigerians again.

“We had made tremendous progress before former President Jonathan was asked by party leaders to convene a meeting where stakeholders will adopt the governor Seriake Dickson’s Committee report on reconciliation.

“Unfortunately, former president Jonathan lost control of the meeting he convened and allowed Makarfi group to continue with their anti-party posture” he said.

“All the organs of the party were already queuing up behind us and Jonathan came to unbundle the progress we made by his inability to control the meeting.

”We will not continue again but rather concentrate on rebuilding our party,” he said.

Sheriff also stated that his NWC had  postponed the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting scheduled for May 4 indefinitely, adding that a new date would be announced later.

Former PDP chairman attacks ex President Goodluck Jonathan

A former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu has reacted to allegations of betrayal levelled against him by the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan and Femi Fani-Kayode had alleged that Mu’azu betrayed the latter which was the reason why he lost in the 2015 elections.

But in a terse statement issued via his facebook page, Mu’azu said those accusing him of betraying PDP are liars.

It reads; “Ordinarily, I would have ignored the allegation that I betrayed President Jonathan and my party, but doing so could create the impression that I really did.

I find it difficult to believe that President Jonathan would level such allegation against me. How can one betray himself?

As the then National Chairman of the PDP, I have been at the forefront of the presidential campaign train. Those who insinuate that I betrayed President Jonathan and my party are being economical with the truth.

In the face of abuse, insult and open ridicule by our friends and brothers we supported President Jonathan faithfully.

In all sincerity, I gave my best and all to my party. Those who blame us for not delivering maximum votes to the former President in the north seem to have forgotten that it is the people who vote”.