The embattled national and factional chairman of the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff may have seized the party's bank accounts from the reach of the Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee.
This disclosure was made by Sheriff on Thursday at a press briefing in Abuja stating he and the treasurer under the sacked National Working Committee, NWC, are the signatories to the party’s bank account. He further stressed that his team and not the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee is signatory to the party’s account.
He said, “Myself and the Treasurer who is also a member of the NWC are signatories to the bank accounts of the PDP. Makarfi may also open another account in the name of his caretaker committee if he wished.
“There is only one PDP, which is the one under my leadership. Anyone who thinks the Makarfi contraption can work is deceiving himself. I am the only chairman of the PDP recognised by the courts, the constitution and the Electoral Act.”
The embattled leader also criticised the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose over his public conduct, describing it as shameful.
Sheriff denied report sthat he wanted to run for President, stressing that he didn’t promise anybody the Vice President’s slot.
He was reacting to Fayose’s comment that he was sacked as the National leader of the opposition party because he was scheming for the 2019 presidential ticket and was allegedly teasing some party chieftains with the slot of the Vice Presidential candidate.
“I am ashamed at the way and manner Fayose is conducting himself in the country. I was once a governor; so, I know that the position of governor is a very serious one that demands responsible behaviour.
“I never told anybody I wanted to run for president and I did not promise anybody the vice presidential ticket. I have decided not to join issues with Fayose.”