PDP crisis: I won’t contest for chairmanship, Sheriff assures Dickson

by Dolapo Adelana

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has said he will not present him as a candidate for the position at the party’s proposed convention, according to Herald.

Sheriff made the disclosure on while speaking at a press conference at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Monday.

His decision followed the request by Bayelsa Governor and Chairman of the PDP Reconciliation Committee, Seriake Dickson, that he (Sheriff) communicates in writing to that effect.

He said, “The committee’s report is not only comprehensive, but a timely intervention for a political solution. I wish to personally commend the committee. The National Working Committee (NWC) members fully aware of their rights under or as stipulated in the judgement of the court of appeal of 17th February, 2017, has nonetheless undertaken to forfeit their unexpired tenure for the general good and unity of the party.

“It has undertaken to endorse the conduct of a national convention where officials of the party shall be elected in a transparent, free and fair election. I reiterate my avowed undertaking not to present myself for election as the national chairman at the national convention.”

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