Sheriff Vows to Continue as PDP Chairman


Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has vowed to continue as the Chairman of the party till 2018.

Sheriff, who was prevented from entering the party’s secretariat on Monday morning, with his retinue of followers, argued that the court did not recognise the Senator Ahmad Markafi-led Caretaker Committee.

He was sacked as Chairman on May 21 during g the party’s congress in Port Harcourt.

This morning, he led a group of followers to take over from the Makarfi led-committee, which the party had put in place to steer the affairs of the party until when new executive will be put in place.

But Sheriff told his followers this morning:  “As you may be aware, that we have been facing some challenges since we put off the national convention in Port Harcourt last month.

“We, therefore, consider it the height of self-deceit for anyone to pretend that the PDP is not in crisis.

“But I want to assure you that we have been working round the clock to see how we can resolve the matter without being on the wrong side of the law.

“All the judgments that are available today recognise us as the sole chairman of this party.

“We have a court order in our hand to allow us to go into our office but the Inspector General of Police, after having a truce with him that nobody should be allowed until we have decided, he decided to take the law into his hands and allowed the wrong people,” he said at the secretariat.

“We will be law abiding, but Nigeria Police is made for Nigerian people to observe the rule of law.

“The law clearly stated that the Inspector General of Police should give us police to go into the office, but he brought platoon of police to block the office.

“We will go back because we do not want some miscreants to take the law into their hands.

“We will wait and take the mater beyond Nigeria Police Force,” he said


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