Upon the announcement of Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP Chairman, there have been varied reactions, a PDP support group has claimed that the former senator was imposed on the party.
A group which called itself Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Rescue Group has said that the newly appointed chairman of the party, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff was imposed as National Chairman.
The group said in a communiqué after a meeting at Sheraton Hotel and Towers Abuja that as an opposition party, its chairman is supposed to have high sense of integrity.
The communiqué read by Ambassador Wilberforce B. Juta, said it is the duty of every PDP member to ensure that party leaders possess high integrity and leadership skills.
“To raise a leader who is lacking in integrity and skills is to throw the party and the nation into inefficiency, indiscipline, disorderliness and even chaos. Sadly, the overwhelming reaction of Nigerians to Sen Sheriff's emergence especially PDP members and leaders is that of disappointment” The communiqué said.
The group said if PDP must come back to national reckoning it must remodel its leadership on the platform of honesty as required by the party manifesto.
“To this end, we call on all the party organs to rise to the challenge by insisting on the reversal of what is clearly a crude imposition of Sen. Sheriff on the party. The party organs – the State and Zonal Chapters, Board of Trustees, National Caucus, the National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee; and pressure groups such as the National Assembly Caucus, PDP Ministers Forum, PDP Governors Forum, the G-84, as well as PDP leaders past and present - should commence the search for persons with high integrity, strategic insight and fear of God Almighty to lead the party. It is our considered view that we should endeavour to elect only those with such discernible traits” the communiqué added.