National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has stated that Governors opposed to his leadership, especially Ayo Fayose of Ekiti and Nyesom Wike of Rivers, were free to leave the party.
Sheriff also said he would not collect “stolen money from the governors”, adding that PDP would never defend any Governor when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, beams its searchlight after they leave office.
Sheriff, through his deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, said the party was ready to move on without the governors who refused to join hands in rebuilding the party.
Ojougboh said he was already in the South-East, where he said the party was going to commence its nationwide mobilisation.
“We are moving on with the determination to reposition the party. We are not interested in the funding of the party from the governors.
“They are free to leave if they want to, especially Wike and Fayose”, he told Punch.
“We are also not interested in their money. The party belongs to the people, they will finance it. So, if the governors want to withhold money from the party, they are free.
“We don’t receive stolen money. They have not been funding us and we are surviving”, he added.
He said the party was already planning a nationwide campaign, adding that they were already in the South-East where he said the campaign would start.
“We are starting with Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia states, and then we will move to Cross River State. The party belongs to the people and not to governors who will want to steal people’s money,” he said.