Sheriff made the comment while receiving some PDP members in Abuja, on Wednesday, December 14.
Sheriff said further, while receiving some PDP members in Abuja, on Wednesday, December 14, that the rumour was being spread by his enemies.
“Permit me therefore to state that I have in all sincerity tried to resolve this party crisis. I have offered that both the caretaker committee and the NWC be dissolved to give way for a new Independent leadership,” he said according to The Tribune.
“But the caretaker committee has refused to agree to anything except recognise them and let the caretaker committee run the party till 2018. We have therefore resigned our fate to the decision of their lordships of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Courts. However, we are ready to return to the negotiation table today if Senator Makarfi sees reason to do so.
“I have been blackmailed to the extent that I am alleged to be sponsored by the APC to build a one party system. Contradictorily, I have been accused at the same time of staying on to stage my emergence as the presidential candidate of the PDP.
“This is the extent to which the illegal caretaker committee can go to hold on to power. Blackmail has been their stock in trade. My detractors go to the extent of alluding to the fact that I sponsored Boko Haram. This is in spite of the fact that Boko Haram was completely annihilated under my tenure as Governor of Borno State,” he added.
Sheriff also said that he would vacate the office of PDP Chairman if Senator Ahmed Makarfi dissolves the party’s National Caretaker Committee.
The PDP has been at the centre of a leadership crisis since it attempted to remove Sheriff as chairman in May.