PDP ‘Party is not for sale,' BOT Chairman says

The BOT Chairman made the comment during the inauguration of the party’s National Convention committee on Friday, August 5, 2016, at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre in Abuja.

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Walid Jibrin, PDP BoT Chairman.

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The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Walid Jibrin has said that the party is not for sale.

Jibrin also said that the PDP would not allow any person to buy his way into office.

The BOT Chairman made the comment during the inauguration of the party’s National Convention committee on Friday, August 5, 2016, at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre in Abuja.

“This party is not for sale. This party must be a party of very conscious people. We are telling every delegate to reject anybody that comes with money,” he said.

“This party will not want somebody that will come and buy his way into office. The BoT will no longer accept any leadership to be forced on the party.

“We have been playing, the party is supreme, the party is above all of us. If you read our constitution it solves all these problems but today we are facing a myriad of court cases.

“We are, however, looking at reconciliation chaired by Prof. Jerry Gana so we can look into the arguments and by God’s grace, before the convention, settle these matters.

“We do hope that justice will be done and people will come to their senses. We’ve passed the era of impunity, selfishness and will go by fairness and justice,” he added.

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The PDP has been in crisis mode since May 21 when attempts to remove chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff failed.

Sheriff has since refused to vacate the office and is now in charge of a faction of the party.

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