Friday, February 19

Goodluck Jonathan Has Been Misled to Support Sheriff As PDP Chairman - Group Alleges

Goodluck Jonathan Has Been Misled to Support Sheriff As PDP Chairman - Group Alleges

Goodluck Jonathan

Amid the controversies surrounding the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as the acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, a pro-PDP group has said Jonathan is under influence to support the infamous choice.

The Restart PDP Project, a pressure group in the Peoples Democratic Party, has said that former president Goodluck Jonathan was misled to support Ali Modu Sheriff as the party’s national chairman.

Punch reports, the group stated that the party has no moral justification to select Sheriff as the PDP leader, describing him as a serial political decampee.

The convener, Restart PDP Project, Emmanuel Nwosu told journalists at a news conference on Friday in Abuja, that Sheriff’s selection as chairman cannot stand, noting that the state party chairmen had rejected him as well as other party members.

Nwosu argued that there were many experienced and loyal party members that could have been made the PDP chairman, insisting that the appointment of the former Borno State Governor did not follow due process.

He said, “The people that planned and masterminded the ‘coup’ misled former president Goodluck Jonathan and the governors. There was a meeting a few weeks back, I was privy to that meeting.

“A member was asked to brief the party and this young man deceived the party that there was no motion that struck out Uche Secondus’ case. The group told a blatant lie and misled the whole party.

“I am certain that Jonathan having been engaged in various international assignments,  would not have been  properly briefed. I  am sure Jonathan would withdraw support, if any for Sheriff, this shenanigan will not stand.”

The group said it was not canvassing support for any candidate, insisting that it only wanted the right thing to be done, noting that it was laughable and insulting to make a new party member the PDP chairman.

Nwosu stated that Sheriff lacked the leadership capacity to move the party forward, stressing that what the PDP needed is a man who would galvanise it to success.

“Having been a long time party man, who knows the inner workings of Wadata plaza, Modu sheriff will leave and that is very soon.

 What the party needs is a leadership that would galvanise the party to success, it is clear that Modu Sheriff does not have the capacity to move the party forward and the party has no moral justification to make a serial political decampee its leader,” he stated.

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