Peoples Democratic Party national Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sherrif has vowed on Monday not to quit as party chairman despite the widespread calls by some members of the party that he should step down.
He said he would not succumb to the widespread calls by some members of the party that he should resign his position, noting that doing so would not be in the interest of the party, especially members of the National Executive Committee who drafted him to reposition the party.
By the same token he begged party members to accepts his chairmanship and join him in repositioning the party for greater heights.
Sheriff made the statement after he formally took over as the chairman of the party in Abuja, Monday.
He promised to work with all relevant organs of the party to ensure that the party conduct a credible congress and convention that would be a pride to all party members.
According to the former Governor of Borno state, his focus now is to ensure that the party was firmly put in the hands of the people at the grassroots, noting that the era of a few people dictating how the party should be run was over.
He acknowledged that the time ahead is rough but promised that he would deploy all resources at his disposal to ensure that all members of the party especially founding fathers, are brought back to the fold to make the party great again.
“The time ahead is certainly not going to be easy. We are aware of the high expectations from Nigerians for us to give the part a new focus.
“Our party is a party that has an avalanche of qualified people who can proffer solution to our problems. We accepted to serve not because we are the best, but because we have been identified to be capable of doing the task ahead.
“I will carry everybody along. I have come to form a partnership with party men and women. “The wrangling that is going on is normal but we will overcome. I will contact everybody that matters in the party because we have the same goal which is rebuilding the party to its enviable height” he said.