Ali Modu Sheriff ‘I won’t vacate office till 2018,’ Factional PDP Chairman says

Sheriff also said that there will be no peace in the party till the Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi resigns.

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Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that he will not leave the position till 2018.

Sheriff also said that there will be no peace in the party till the Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi resigns.

“People are very interested in our party and how the impasse will be settled, before the Port Harcourt convention was aborted by a court order,” Sheriff made the comment on Monday, July 18, 2016, during a meeting with a delegation of the party.

“Yes, we have met and issues were discussed but all the issues I put forward for them was for the Makarfi Caretaker Committee to resign. That is when peace would return to the party.

“If he resigns tomorrow I will ask the members of my NWC whose tenure still lasts till 2018, to resign including myself, and set up a convention committee in Abuja and put respected members of the party as members of the committee.

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“In that convention, I will give away my mandate which does not expire until 2018, but for now I remain the national chairman of this party until 2018. If the leaders of our party felt that we can find a solution without exhausting the court, then I am open to it we can find a political solution," he added.

Sheriff was removed on May 21 but he has refused to vacate the position.

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