December 30, 2016

No room for caretaker arrangement in PDP constitution— Modu Sheriff


By Peter Duru

MAKURDI—THE factional Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Modu Sheriff, yesterday, maintained that the party’s constitution does not provide for caretaker arrangement at any level.

He said he would continue to resist any form of imposition or impunity, stressing that four governors were running PDP, which he claimed was the bane of the party.

Sheriff, who spoke in Makurdi, said PDP lost its followership due to the overbearing influence of a select few, who took over the party.


He said: “I was invited, begged and followed to my house by all the leaders of PDP to come and lead the party. I told them that if I must lead, the party must be returned to the people.

“Today PDP has only 12 governors as against the 28 we had. Regrettably, of the 12, only four of them want to control and destroy the party. These are people who are not fit to be local government council chairmen— I will continue to resist such.”

Factional leader in the state, Senator Joseph Akaagerger, said they were supporting Sheriff’s faction due to his commitment to eliminate acts of impunity in the party.