Ali Modu Sheriff ‘PDP will be strong again,’ Chairman says

Sheriff made the remark on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, during a visit to Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff has said that the party will regain its lost glory.

Sheriff made the remark on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, during a visit to Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko.

“Since I took the mantle of leadership of our great party, I have been working assiduously to make PDP a strong and united party once again,” Sheriff said.

“My efforts have been yielding positive results as evident in the level of success we have recorded in recent re-run elections in the country,” he added.

 Sheriff’s appointment as chairman in February has split the PDP due to allegations that he’s a Boko Haram sponsor.

The new chairman was earlier said to have held a series of peace meetings to plead with members who had threatened to leave the party.

"Sheriff has met with ex-National Secretary of the party, Chief Ojo Maduekwe and other leaders begging them not to leave the PDP. He is worried that his emergence has caused division within the party,” a source told The Nation.

“Again, he met with the Chairman of PDP Ministers Forum, Tanimu Turaki(SAN) to prevail on his members to shelve the Tuesday session which might embarrass him as a leader.

“As I am talking to you, both Governor Olusegun Mimiko and National Secretary Prof. Wale Oladipo, have been reaching out to most leaders of the party to convince them to accept Sheriff,”the source added.

Sheriff is also expected to meet with former President, Goodluck Jonathan to seek his intervention in the matter.

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