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Ali Modu Sheriff ‘PDP Chairman will conduct party’s final burial on May 21,’ Ex-Ministers say

The PDP has been thrown into a fresh crisis by the party’s zoning of the chairmanship to the North-East, a move which is seen by many as an attempt to prolong Sheriff’s occupancy of the position.

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(Nigerian Echo)
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Former ministers who served while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was Nigeria’s ruling party have warned that current Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff is leading the party to its final burial.

The PDP has been thrown into a fresh crisis by the party’s zoning of the chairmanship to the North-East, a move which is seen by many as an attempt to prolong Sheriff’s occupancy of the position.

The former ministers’ comments were conveyed by their spokesman, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, May 7, 2016, Punch reports.

“Ali Modu Sheriff is there to perform the final funeral rites of the PDP. The May 21 national convention will mark the lying in state of the PDP which will be forever. We will not stop talking until the right thing is done,” he said.

“With what he is doing now, I think he is on a mission. The national convention must not hold on May 21. If it must hold, it will be the day of celebration of funeral rites of the PDP,” he added.

Sheriff’s appointment as chairman had also thrown the party into crisis but the aggrieved members were temporarily appeased after being told that Sheriff wouldn’t stay in office beyond May 21, the date of the PDP convention.

The convention will expectedly hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

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