Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:53 am
One of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State, Alhaji Yarima Abdullahi, has rejected the current national leadership of the party led by Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff.
Abdullahi, a former Ambassador to Malaysia, while briefing newsmen on Monday in Gombe, said the current leadership led by Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff lacked the integrity to lead the party to the promised land.
“There are people who took pains to establish the party, some have not done so well but they still love the party.
“ Sheriff does not have the capacity and the honour to lead an important party like the PDP. I am, therefore, calling for a change of the leadership.
“A change that will make it possible for the party to move forward. Sheriff defected from his previous political parties and jumped to the PDP in a strong way,” he said.
According to him, PDP may emerge again if it could put in place a proper structure.
“How do you expect PDP under Ali Modu Sheriff to compete with other parties and win. Once a party has been defeated, it needs a good leadership to rebuild the party”, Abdullahi said.
Also on Monday, the party’s board of trustees asked Sheriff to resign.
Acting BoT chairman Senator Walid Jibrin, who presided over the meeting held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, spoke on behalf of the trustees, saying as the conscience of the PDP, the BoT was in the best position to know the right candidate for the job.
The trustees, he said were consulting with other organs of the party on easing out Sheriff.
At the meeting were Prof. Jerry Gana, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, Alhaji Shuabu Oyedokun, Air Commodore Dan Suleiman, Senator Stella Omu, Senator Jonah Jang, Mrs. Josephine Anenih, Senator Adolphus Wabara, Abdullahi Kure and Maina Waziri, among others.
Sheriff on Monday formally resumed at Wadata House, the headquarters of the PDP to begin work as the PDP chairman.