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We Stand By Sheriff -PDP Governors, BoT

… As Ex- PDP Ministers Reject him
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor’s Forum and its Board of Trustees (BoT) have endorsed the new Chairman of the party saying “We have resolved to stand by our new chairman.”
Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the Forum Olusegun Mimiko in a joint press conference with Sen. Jibril Walid said the critical organs of the party being the National Caucus, national Assembly caucus, PDP governors Forum, National Working Committee (NWC), Board of Trustees have resolved work with the new chairman to set in motion preparations for the conduct of its national convention.
“As you can see we are just from a meeting. You are all aware of some controversies generated by the appointment of our new national chairman.
“In view of the recent development of our party I want to let you know that all organs of the party, the governors forum, National Assembly caucus, BoT have agreed to stand by our national chairman to ensure that our party moves forward.
“We have put behind us all the controversies in the last few days and I want to assure you that we are together as a party. We have also mandated the National Working Committee (NWC) to put in motion immediately the processes of ensuring that within three months the national convention of our party is called.
“We will brief all our manners within the next two weeks the timetable will be out all culminating in the national convention.
“I want to assure all of you that PDP is set and ready to move forward.
“Let them know that as one big family we are set and ready to move forward and ensure that we give good governance to the country.”
Corroborating this position, Senator Walid Jibril called for calm amongst the party members assuring them that the three months period would take care of the issues.
His words: “I want to congratulate the Governor’s Forum, the national assembly and the ministers and the NWC with whom we have just arisen from this meeting, and who has played a greater role in bringing us together to take a decision and that decision is the decision that has been revealed to you by the chairman of the Forum.
“I want to emphasize that we particularly thank the Governors’ Forum for their efforts in bringing this matter to an end because the national Assembly Caucus has worked very tirelessly, with the congresses coming within three months as announced by the chairman of the Governor’s Forum, the issue has been resolved.
“PDP has no problem, I assure all members of the party to remain calm within this period of three months when everything would be settled.”
However the PDP Ministers forum rejected Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party describing the process that brought him as illegitimate.
The PDP ministers forum which is a collect of ministers since 1999 – 2015 called on the party to schedule congresses for date no later than‎ March 28 to enable the party return power to the people.
Former ministers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have joined the list of those rejecting former Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, as the Chairman of Nigeria’s front line opposition party.
The ministers made the call during a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
The meeting is sequel to series of controversies that have trailed the emergence of the new PDP National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who resumed office on Monday.
PDP’s Board of Trustees (BoT) had earlier joined the group of those rejecting the appointment of Senator Sheriff as the party’s National Chairman, saying that he was not a suitable leader for the party.
The acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s BoT, Senator Walid Jubril, maintained that the board would meet to provide a viable solution to the leadership crisis.

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