Ali Modu Sheriff 'Don't overstay your 3-month tenure,' PDP BoT urges Chairman

The acting BOT Chairman urged Sheriff to publicly disown reports of planned elongation of tenure as this will earn him respect of the party leadership.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT) has urged the party's National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, not to stay in office beyond his tenure - May 21.

The acting BOT Chairman, Walid Jubrin, said this in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, while addressing newsmen.

Jubrin said that the advice becomes necessary "following calls by praise singers who were calling on Sheriff to extend his tenure.''

According to him, following the unanimous approval of Sheriff by PDP Governor’s Forum, the National Caucus, BOT and the National Executive Committee, the tenure, as well as that of the National Working Committee (NWC) ends on May 21.

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"The above responsible bodies have approved that the tenure of the national officers will end immediately after the convention when new officers are duly elected," Jubrin said.

"The present NWC received an overwhelming ovation at the meeting of the national caucus, BOT and NEC by overlooking their 2017 tenure in support of the three months approval of the respected organs of the party which should strictly be complied with.

"Instead of listening to praise singers, Sheriff should follow the path of honour by simply taking a bow in May 2016 after the national convention.

"The recent courtesy calls to Sheriff and the presentations being made, especially calling on him to continue beyond the stipulated three months tenure is an invitation to trouble, anarchy and the return of impunity in PDP.''

He urged the Chairman to publicly disassociate himself from the tenure elongation plan and maintain his stand on the three months given him by NEC.

Jubrin said if he does that, his honour and integrity will be more respected and will remain in the PDP record book of achievers.

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