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PDP crisis: Unity convention, only solution – Sheriff

. Jonathan has not asked me to resign

.Appoints Gulak Chief of Staff

OBIORA IFOH, Abuja

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator All Modu Sheriff, has insisted that the only solution to the lingering crisis in the party was the conduct of the national unity convention.Senator Sheriff who appointed former political adviser to former president, Goodluck Jonathan as his Chief of Staff also said that he has not been asked to step aside as the National Chairman of the party by President Jonathan.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its acting National Publicity secretary, Bernard Mikko, said that the purported resignation order to both Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Markarfi as the political solution to the crisis in the party was not true.

The statement states: “The general public, PDP members and the media are hereby informed that the issue of the National Chairman’s resignation as the political solution has never been discussed nor was it put up for discussion with former President and other stakeholders.

“The general public; PDP members nationwide and the media are hereby informed that shortly before the Court of Appeal judgment of 17th February, 2017; all parties and stakeholders agreed that on the receipt of the court of appeal judgment whichever way it goes; members will be prevailed upon and urged to support the judgment and orders of the court of appeal and rally round the successful party to conduct; as soon as possible a national unity convention for the election of officers; the modalities of which shall be worked out by all stakeholders of the party.

:As law abiding citizen and advocate of the rule of law, the National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff hereby calls on all stakeholders including but not limited to PDP governors; national and state assembly members; Board of Trustee members to make themselves available and give their input on how we can; as quickly as possible conduct a national unity convention; where our national officers will be elected. The National Chairman has promised and undertaken not to contest.”

Meanwhile the appointment of Ahmed Ali Gulak as Chief of Staff to Sheriff takes immediate effect.

 

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