The factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, on Tuesday, claimed that he has the support of 12 state governors in the party- even though he refused to name the governors.
Speaking through his deputy, Cairo Ojuogboh, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, he noted that the party was seeking ways to resolve the leadership crisis in the party peacefully.
Ojuogboh noted that the crisis ridden party will emerge from the present troubles stronger, saying, “What is happening today in the PDP is what is going to save the PDP. If this crisis didn’t arise, the party would have been wallowing today in ignorance.
“Apart from three governors, whose names I don’t want to mention, 12 other PDP governors are backing Sheriff.
“If you look at what is happening in the party, there is no elder in the party. The newsmen always make the mistake to say that the Governors’ Forum is in support of one group; the Board of Trustees is in support of one group and members of the National Assembly are in support of one group. That’s wrong.
“Have you heard any member of any of these bodies speaking out in support of anyone?
“They are all waiting for Sheriff to win so that there will be jubilation in the body polity of PDP and the country.”
According to Punch newspaper, Ojuogboh said that the emergence of Sheriff as the party chairman was “the divine act of God,” noting that God does not make mistakes.