I must co-chair any PDP convention – Sheriff


Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has insisted that for him to participate in any convention organised by Peoples Democratic Party, he must be a co-chair of the event. Makarfi made the demand on a day chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, dissociated himself from a suit purportedly filed in Abuja High Court against Justices Ibrahim Auta and Okon Abang as a result of their involvement in the judgment delivered against the party.
In a statement issued in Abuja, Tuesday evening, Sheriff said though the Governor Dickson/Senator Mantu-led Reconciliation Committee had been doing a good job in the bid to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the party, the recommendation made by the committee must be implemented to the letter. He said: “The reconciliation committee proposed that Sheriff and Makarfi should co-chair a National Executive Committee, NEC, where a unity convention will be hammered on and agreed upon. “We, however, make it very clear that the caretaker committee has been declared non-existent, illegal, null and void and unknown to law. “We, therefore, insist that the ideal thing to do is that Sheriff should convene a NEC meeting where Makarfi can attend as Board of Trustees, BoT, member and a date agreed upon for the unity convention, where a convention committee will be setup. “For the avoidance of doubt, the functions of the BoT is well articulated in the constitution of the party and Section 32 (5g) states that it will “offers advice on matters.” ‘We, therefore, assert that the BoT has no power in the constitution to issue executive orders on the party’s matter.

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