PDP trustees warn Sheriff against tenure elongation
‘I won’t,’ says party chairman
The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday in Abuja warned the National Chairman, Senator Modu Sheriff, against what it called dangerous consequences of extending his tenure beyond May 21, 2016.
At a press conference addressed by its chairman, Senator Walid Jubrin, the BoT, which is popularly called the conscience of the party, noted that praise singers had been asking Sheriff to continue in office beyond the date approved by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
In his swift reaction, Sheriff said he would not overstay the required time given to him.
The Special Assistant on Media to Sheriff, Inua Bwala said: “The PDP national chairman has consistently stated that he would not spend one day beyond the time he has to serve the party. He has a job to do and he is focused on doing it, to reposition the party and set it on the track of glory.”
The BoT boss had said: “I want to offer some words of advice to the PDP National Chairman, Senator Modu Sherif on the consequences of the evil machinations of praise singers and prophets of doom on the unanimous approval of the PDP Governor’s Forum, nationai caucus, BOT and the NEC terminating his tenure and that of the NWC on the 21st of May 2016.
The above responsible bodies have approved that the tenure of the national officers will end immediately after the convention when the new officers are duly elected.”
According to him, “Instead of listening to the praise singers, Sheriff should follow the path of honour and integrity by simply taking a bow in May 2016 after the national convention.
The recent courtesy calls to the national chairman and the presentations being made, especially calling him to continue beyond the stipulated three- month tenure 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 pick 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 2015 elections.”
Jubrin further said: “The national caucus, BOT, and NEC have already approved this recommendation by unanimously zoning 2019 presidency to the north.”
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