2019: PDP Presidential ticket will be zoned to the North – Sheriff

by Azeez Adeniyi

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has said his political aspiration in 2019 will be determined by God.

Sheriff said this while responding to a question on whether he would vie for the PDP ticket for the presidency during his discussion with journalists in Abuja.

He said, “Every position I have occupied in life, God made it possible. I’m a firm believer in the will of God. I told you I would not run for the position of the chairman, the rest; I left it for God to decide.”

Sheriff who said he would not contest the chairmanship of the party, stated that he would not atop anyone from contesting.

“But I, Ali Modu Sheriff, will not run for the office of the national chairman of the PDP,” he said.

He added that he would consult some organs of the party before the end of the week on when the proposed convention will hold.

Sheriff said the office of the national chairman of the party would remain within the southern part of the country, while the Presidential ticket will go the Northern part of Nigeria.

“I don’t know whether the office of the chairman will go to the South-West, but I know it will remain with the southern region. This is because the presidential ticket will go to the North. I also don’t know the area or the zone that will pick the ticket from the three zones within the region,” Sheriff said.

The former Borno governor said he was persuaded to become the chairman of the state, saying that he had no intention.

He urged the Makarfi faction to accept the terms of the agreement set by governor Seriake Dickson.

“For those who disagree with political solution and have been disparaging other members of our party, especially the members of the reconciliation committee, I implore them to, for the sake of unity and cohesion desist from such,” he said.

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