Factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has explained the drama behind his alleged removal from office by the party’s governors.
Sheriff, who was reportedly ousted over a week ago by PDP Governors at the National Convention of the party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and replaced by a caretaker national chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said that all the excuses being given by the Governors as reason for their plot to remove him were laughable and lack of any common sense.
He denied telling anybody that he wants to be President in 2019, adding that he could not have offered the vice presidential slot to Ayodele Fayose, because he was familiar with the Ekiti State Governor’s antecedents and character.
According to him, “I am eminently qualified to seek for the presidency of Nigeria, but I have never told anybody I want to be President, but even if I want to be I cannot offer such a sensitive position to a character like Ayo Fayose, who has exhibited gross disrespect for others”.
Challenging any of the Governors, who alleged that he made promises to come up with evidence, the ousted PDP chair stressed that he is by far their senior, adding “I have done all these things they think they cannot do in the party, but I do not deserve the type of treatment they want to mete out to me”.