By Henry Umoru & Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA—FRESH facts have emerged that the national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, keyed into the agenda of its governors to appoint Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman of the party because it was afraid of losing any of the state chief executives.
This came on a day Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Kanduje, lambasted the new national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, for boasting that his party would unseat ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, calling him a “cross carpeter.”
A very senior member of the National Working Committee, NWC, told Vanguard yesterday that it became imperative for the organ to accept as a way of running away from what happened in the past when due to some irreconcilable differences, some governors of the PDP dumped the party to be part of those who formed the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Speaking to Vanguard, the NWC member, who did what his name mentioned, said that when it became very clear that Sheriff was the candidate of the governors, being a former governor, there was no way the leadership of the party could have sang a different tune.
It would be recalled that after all the political intrigues, maneuvering, and horse trading, the National Executive Committee, NEC, of PDP on Tuesday rose from its meeting and ratified the choice of erstwhile chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, as the new national chairman of the party.