A former member of the House of Representatives, Dr Haruna Yerima, has said embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, will destroy the party if he is not allowed as the National Chairman.
The Borno-born Yerima stressed that PDP members should be ready to accommodate his former governor since Sheriff is a creation of the party, noting that the embattled chairman identified with the ANPP in Borno while he was a PDP member in Abuja.
He said, “During the 2007 and 2011 presidential elections, Sheriff worked against Muhammadu Buhari and openly campaigned for the PDP candidates.
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“Aso Rock was his second home under former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.Under a peculiar arrangement, the PDP in Abuja “looked the other way while Sheriff dealt with its own members in Borno State.
“During the third term saga, Sheriff was one of the arrowheads of the movement, even though he was in ANPP and it had a presidential candidate.Sheriff’s influence in PDP was never in doubt, having nominated his sister-in-law as minister in PDP administration.Sheriff will fight to the extent that either PDP allows him to be the chairman or he destroys the party.”