Jonathan Has No Right To Convene PDP Meeting – Modu Sheriff
The legally accepted National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Ali Modu Sheriff stormed out of the party stakeholders meeting convened by the former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday.
He told reporters after he left the meeting that the ex-president had no right to convene the meeting without notify him as the most senior member of the party at present.
The visibly angry Modu-Sheriff said that he would have been allowed to declare opened the meeting, which took place at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja if truly the idea was truly a reconciliatory move.
Also at the meeting were four governors and Chairman of the party Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin but when he arrived, Modu Sheriff kicked against the formation, adding that it had deviated from the Governor Seriake Dickson’s Reconciliation Committee recommendation.
He told journalists that he would go by the recommendation of the Governor Seriake Dickson’s Reconciliation Committee, which gave him the right cum the Appeal Court verdict to give the opening speech in any PDP meeting.
He noted that Jonathan would not allow him to address the meeting as the National Chairman and as such, he would never participate in the gathering because it negates Dickson’s recommendation.
His words: “We were here for PDP stakeholders meeting and the PDP has only one national chairman, which is Ali Modu-Sheriff,” he said.
Ask if he had not disrespected the former president, Modu-Sheriff said that he had not, adding, “I respect Dr. Jonathan. He was a former president but respect must be reciprocal. As of today, I’m the most senior member of PDP by the virtue of my position as the National Chairman.