Following disagreements over the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s leadership says he will spend only three months as chairman, after which a national convention will be held to elect a new leader.
Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor and chairman of PDP governors forum, disclosed this to journalists after a meeting of party leaders in Abuja on Tuesday.?
“As you can see, we are just from a meeting. You are all aware of some controversy generated recently because of recent developments in our party,” he said.
“I am happy to let you know that all the major organs in the party: the Governors Forum, National Working Committee, National Assembly Caucus and the Board of Trustees have agreed to stand by our National Chairman to ensure that our party moves forward.
“We have put behind us all the controversies in the press in recent times. I want to assure you that we are together as a party.
“We have also mandated the national chairman and the National Working Committee to put in motion immediately the processes of ensuring that within three months, a National Convention of our party is called.
“And we will brief all our members nationwide within the next two weeks of the timetable in that direction. In the next two weeks, the timetable will be out, all culminating in our national convention within three months?.”
However, former PDP ministers continue to reject Sheriff as national chairman, saying he is unfit to hold the position.