March 30, 2016

PDP BOT advises Sheriff not to elongate his 3 months tenure

PDP BOT advises Sheriff not to elongate his 3 months tenure


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT) has advised Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the PDP National Chairman not to extend his tenure beyond May.

The acting Chairman of BOT, Walid Jubrin, who gave the advice while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, urged Sheriff to heed the advise and not stay in office beyond three months.

Jubrin said that the advice became necessary “following calls by praise singers who were calling on Sheriff to extend his tenure.”

He explained that following the unanimous approval of Sheriff by PDP Governor’s Forum, the National Caucus, BOT and the National Executive Committee, the tenure, as well as that of the National Working Committee (NWC) should terminate on May 21.

He added that “the above responsible bodies have approved that the tenure of the national officers will end immediately after the convention when new officers are duly elected.

“The present NWC received an overwhelming ovation at the meeting of the national caucus, BOT and NEC by overlooking their 2017 tenure in support of the three months approval of the respected organs of the party which should strictly be complied with.

“Instead of listening to praise singers, Sheriff should follow the path of honour by simply taking a bow in May 2016 after the national convention.

“The recent courtesy calls to Sheriff and the presentations being made, especially calling on him to continue beyond the stipulated three months tenure is an invitation to trouble, anarchy and the return of impunity in PDP.”

Jubrin urged Sheriff to come out clearly to exonerate himself from such tenure elongation plan and maintain his stand on the three months given him by NEC.

According to him, if he does that, his honour and integrity will be more respected and will remain in the PDP record book of achievers.

The acting Chairman of BOT also advised the party to adhere to Sen. Ike Ekweremadu Post-Election Review Committee’s recommendation that the PDP should seek its 2019 presidential candidate from the Northern part of the country.