The court backed National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, on Wednesday warned the chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to watch his tongue.
Sheriff issued the warning in Abuja while receiving party supporters from Zamfara State who came pledge their support and loyalty to him.
Sheriff, on Tuesday, said God would decide his presidential ambition in the 2019 general election, a statement Makarfi claimed revealed Sheriff’s scheming for the PDP presidential ticket.
Reacting to the statement, Makarfi had accused Sheriff of scheming to manipulate his cronies into strategic party offices at the planned convention, so that they could rubber stamp him as the presidential candidate.
But taking exception to the accusation by the caretaker committee chairman, Sheriff said “Makarfi should behave himself and stop taking about me all the time.”
According to Sheriff, Makarfi became governor of Kaduna State through the will of God and not because he was better than any other person.
He said, “I am not an ambitious person like some of my friends. One of the newspapers said Sheriff wants to do convention because he wants to become president. President of Nigeria is decided by God and the people.
“Whenever people lack confidence in themselves, they don’t believe in the will of God. I have called him (Makarfi) this morning. It is the will of God. I want to sincerely request Makarfi to watch his words. I don’t believe that anyone of us here have the powers of God.
“I am here to prepare PDP and give it to the grassroots. I am here to conduct credible convention. For God sake I don’t fear anybody.
“The only thing I fear is Allah. I am mindful of whatever I do. I have fulfilled my obligation to Allah. I want to tell him today that he should behave. Myself and Makarfi are two different persons. Sheriff and Makarfi can never be the same person.
“Face your business and stop mentioning the name of Sheriff every time. Go and appeal to Nigerians for what you want. If they accept, fine and good.”
Speaking earlier, the leader of the Zamfara delegation, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, said they came to show their happiness with Sheriff as chairman of the party.
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