Majority of PDP govs backing me, says Sheriff

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Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has claimed that majority of the 12 governors in the party are now behind him.

The former governor of Borno State, however, said the crisis in the party was being discussed at higher level in order to find an amicable solution to it.

Sheriff spoke through his deputy, and former National Vice-Chairman, South-South of the PDP, Cairo Ojuogboh, in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.

He, however, refused to give the names of the governors backing him.

Ojuogboh also pointed out that PDP would come out stronger when the crisis in the party eventually ended.

He said, “What is happening today in the PDP is what is going to save the PDP. If this crisis didn’t arise, the party would have been wallowing today in ignorance.

“Apart from three governors, whose names I don’t want mention, 12 other PDP governors are backing Sheriff.

“If you look at what is happening in the party, there is no elder in the party. The newsmen always make the mistake to say that the Governors’ Forum is in support of one group; the Board of Trustees is in support of one group and members of the National Assembly are in support of one group. That’s wrong.

“Have you heard any member of any of these bodies speaking out in support of anyone?

“They are all waiting for Sheriff to win so that there will be jubilation in the body polity of PDP and the country.”

Ojuogboh said the emergence of Sheriff was “the divine act of God,” adding that God does not make mistake.

Asked if the series of litigations in the party would not affect the fortunes of the party, especially in Edo and Ondo states governorship polls, Ojuogboh explained that both factions were already meeting to resolve the crisis.

PUNCH NG


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