- Factional PDP national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, has a message for those defecting to other political parties
- Sheriff claims the ruling APC did not win the last presidential election as majority of the members are from PDP
- He also commended the registration of new political parties sighting it as a good step
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that those defecting to other political parties are still the same.
NAIJ.com gathered that Sheriff who claimed that most of those in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were from the PDP, said the party did not win the 2015 presidential election.
The chairman speaking through the acting national publicity secretary of the party, Bernard Mikko, said registration of new political parties was a good step.
He said: “We know some members might want to leave (because of the registration of the new parties), it is possible. However, the registration of these parties is good for our democracy.
“Members (of the PDP) that may want to move to other political are the same as proliferation of political parties don’t change people.
“Majority of the people in the All Progressives Congress are from the PDP. The APC didn’t win the last election; it was won by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that Sheriff, who speaking through his deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, assured that no one will be victimised for any role played during the conflict for the battle to control PDP.
He said: “We totally agree with the position of the governors. It is the Lord’s doing but from experience, we do hope that they will abide by what they have said. ”You know that we love the party, all of us, including the national chairman.
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We love the party and we will do everything possible to grow the party. “We encourage them to abide by what they have said that it will be no victor, no vanquished and we urge them to hold tight to what they believe in, because if the ruling turns against them they should not say that they are pulling out."
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