Ali Modu Sheriff Moves Into PDP Secretariat
By Oladapo Okeowo
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, has opened and moved into the party’s national secretariat.
This comes nine months after it was sealed by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
Sheriff, a former governor of Borno state, said the secretariat re-opening is a step towards getting the party back in power. He said he and the Working Committee would now be able to strategise on how to get the PDP to its pre-2015 status.
Going on, he said there would be no rancour nor adverse fallout from the factional politics that occured before his court victory. He also assured members that no one would be victimised as the party can only achieve victory if it is united.
Court grants Sheriff victory
Sheriff was on February 17, by a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, reinstated as the PDP National Chairman.
The same court ruled that the Makarfi-led faction was illegal and should stop parading itself as the recognised party leadership.
Justice Sanga said that due process was not followed in the decision by the PDP convention to dissolve the Ali Modu Sheriff-led chairmanship and hence, should be disregarded.