‘Sheriff was betrayed in Port Harcourt’

Despite being sacked as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu-Sheriff still insists that he remains the national chairman of the party.

According to Premium Times, who spoke to Inuwa Bwala, the spokesperson for Sheriff, the decision of the Port Harcourt convention was null and void as Sheriff had already announced the suspension of the convention before he was sacked at the same convention.

He said: “Immediately the chairman (Sheriff) received another court injunction, he called a meeting of the National Working Committee and told them that it wasn’t safe to continue with the convention of the party, especially since the court had forbidden elections virtually into all the offices.

“He announced the suspension of the convention at a press briefing, only for some people to go behind and claim that there was convention.

“There was no organ of the party that was represented at the convention. The convention was cancelled, and it remains cancelled until such a time the matters in court are resolved, for us to convene another national convention.”

Speaking on an earlier pronouncement of a federal high court, Bwala said “The court had said the office of the chairman would become vacant only in 2018, and that is parts of the reasons we shelved the convention.”

On why the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, and the Senate Minority Leader, Godwill Akpabio, abandoned Sheriff, he stated that “Some of them wanted to go on with the convention even with the subsisting court orders, and Sheriff said no. And that was their point of departure.

“Naturally, you will feel betrayed if you are working with some people, only for them to go behind you to work against what you all agreed to do.”

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