The factional Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and former Borno State Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has demanded among other conditions that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State must be sacked as the chairman of the proposed national convention slated to hold in Rivers State
Sheriff's demand was made today when he met with the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ali Modu-Sheriff, who met with the caretaker committee, also insisted that the new convention which he is proposing must be held in Abuja and the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike should not head the convention committee.
According to Vanguard, Sheriff also insisted that the ward, local government and state congresses already concluded and approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) must stand.
At a joint press briefing with the reconciliation committee chairman, Professor Jerry Gana at the end of the meeting, Sheriff said the committee had taken serious note of analysis of problems causing disaffection within the party.
“We are delighted that there have been a clear resolution on the determination and the desire that the problems been resolved, unity be re -established and for PDP to move forward.
”Nigerians are waiting for PDP; they are missing the PDP, they are crying and yearning for PDP because the 16 years of democracy cannot be wasted away.”
Other reconciliation committee members present at the meeting were former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, his Enugu State counterpart, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Abodu Olujimi, former Senator Whip, Senator Stella Omu, former Minister of Aviation, Ambassador Fidelia Njeze, former Minister of Woman Affairs, Hajia Inna Ciroma, AVM Dan Suleiman (rtd) among others.
On Sheriff’s side were former PDP Vice Chairman (South-South), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, Senator Hope Uzodinma, former presidential Political Adviser Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, among others.