Ali Modu Sheriff risks swimming in troubled waters should he attempt extending the imposed three-month tenure as chairman of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, says party’s trustees. Senator Walid Jubrin, acting chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, warns Sheriff against staying beyond May 21 after the party’s planned convention. Jubrin declared that Sheriff’s stay beyond the agreed date “is an invitation to trouble, anarchy and the return of impunity in PDP”.
“May I also strongly warn on the dangers of not adhering to the recommendations of Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s Post Election Review Committee (2015) that the party should seek its 2019 presidential candidate from the North of Nigeria to compensate for the obvious violation of the zoning arrangement in the 2011 election which led to a major apathy against the party in the north from 2011, culminating in the poor performance of the party in the 2015 elections.
“The National Caucus, BOT, and NEC have already approved this recommendation by unanimously zoning 2019 presidency to the North. To change this decision now is a further invitation to impunity, lack of party democracy, non adherence to party zoning principles, influence of godfatherism, lack of respect for the decision of constituted party organs, self-imposition, and killing the PDP.
“Anyone who tries to reverse this position by changing it with another position will ever remain an enemy to the North, a mercenary and killer of PDP”.