I won’t recognise convention outcome – Sheriff

CLAIMANT to the office of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Sheriff, has vowed not to recognise the outcome of Wednesday’s repeat national convention of the party being organised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He has also said that he is willing to hand over the party to a new chairman any time a free and fair election was conducted to choose a new leadership.

But he has vowed not to allow the party to be taken over by one or two individuals as he observed that the PDP belongs to Nigeria.

Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, he said: “I have done what I have done; I want the party to be repaired. If they want us to do a convention and bring new officers, as long as it is a free and fair convention which I call in Abuja…

“I told them, I don’t even want to be chairman again because you only like to be a chairman where everybody is happy with what you are doing.

“If people believe with you around they cannot get what they want, I don’t want to join issues with anybody but the right thing must be done. That is the bone of convention.”