by Dolapo Adelana
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday issued a stern warning to the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, threatening to take disciplinary measures against him.
Addressing newsmen at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja, Sheriff said he would not join issues with Fayose nor descend to the governor’s level.
“The people have their rights and those rights must be allowed to prevail. So, we are making it clear to Fayose that the PDP has rules and regulations and that we will go through the constitution of the party and see what we can do.
“PDP had about 28 governors but now we have only 12 governors; we cannot allow impunity to continue. He (Fayose) wakes up every day to insult Ali Sheriff. I will not join issues with him but enough is enough.
“Don’t encroach on other peoples’ rights. Political party is a voluntary association so, as party leaders, we must allow people to make their own choices. I don’t have any personal problem with Governor Fayose but there are levels that people shouldn’t go,” he said.
The PDP chairman also said his NWC had studied and accepted the recommendations of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led PDP National Reconciliation Committee in its report, which proposed June 30 for a national convention.
Sheriff said the report would not be shelved because former president Goodluck Jonathan had made an input in it.