In the aftermath of the botched convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Port Harcourt, leaders of the party have again initiated moves to reconcile with its former chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, who has continued to lay claims to the leadership of the party, despite court ruling declaring him a usurper.
Reports gathered in Abuja yesterday revealed that two governors of the party and the chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT, have met with Senator Sheriff after the convention to bring him on board in a one united party.
A former member of the House of Representatives and staunch supporter of Senator Sheriff, who craved anonymity, told newsmen that at separate meetings with the governors and the Board of Trustees chairman, Senator Sheriff reiterated his demands which, among others, include the dissolution of the Makarfi-led caretaker committee and the composition of a new committee made up of his nominees and others to conduct a fresh convention for the party.
The member said: “The governors came begging and Senator Sheriff reiterated his earlier demands.
Having come this far in trying to salvage the party, we cannot afford to hand over the party to the governors so that they can continue with their impunity.
“What happened at the so-called convention in Port Harcourt has vindicated Sheriff’s position that the governors have not learned anything from the results of the 2015 election.
“Sheriff is out to salvage the party and return it to its owners who are the masses.
Nigerians should commend Sheriff for standing up to the shenanigans of the governors.”