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The factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu-Sheriff has promised he will leave his position as the party’s leader after its convention.
Sheriff who spoke at a meeting with some members of the party from the South-West in Abuja on Wednesday, February 22, said he will not remain as PDP national chairman forever.
He also said his mission as the party’s leader is to take PDP back to its 1999 glory.
Sheriff said: “I am not here to remain as chairman forever. I will leave after the convention, we will conduct a credible convention and whoever wants to be PDP leader can contest in the convention.”
He also assured the South-West members that the party’s secretariat which has been under lock by security operatives would be reopened before Friday, February 24.
“We have transmitted the necessary document to the security agencies; including the Nigerian Police and the DSS to reopen it,” he said.
The crisis in the PDP started after two court gave conflicting judgement on the party’s leadership.
However, on Friday, February 17, an Appeal Court in Port Harcourt in its judgement, confirmed Sheriff as the authentic national chairman of the party, against Ahmed Makarfi, the chairman of the PDP caretaker committee.
Although the Appeal Court judgment have been rejected by many PDP members, the former president Goodluck Jonathan after a meeting with Sheriff said they discussed ways resolve the crisis within the party.