Wike Justifies Ali-Modu Sheriff’s Removal As PDP Chairman
The Governor of Rivers State and Chairman of Saturday’s National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt, Mr Nyesom Wike, has justified the removal of Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the party.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Channels Television, Governor Wike explained that the PDP’s decisions were in line with the rule of law.
“We learnt that the former Chairman (Ali-Modu Sheriff) instituted a court action that there should be no election as regards the chairmanship, the secretary and the auditor but there could be election in the other offices”.
The Governor further explained that contrary to this, there was another Abuja High Court injunction which says there should not be election in 16 National Working Committee members’ offices but there should be election in chairmanship position.
This, he said, led to confusion within PDP and the stakeholders subsequently moved some motions “according to the constitution of the party”.
Governor Wike added that the former PDP Chairman had appeared before the screening committee where the various stakeholders of the party met to take the decision to save the party.
He insisted that the removal Ali Modu Sheriff was not biased and had nothing to do with the geographical zoning.