THE factional National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that he is in talks with the Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on the crisis rocking the party in the state.
Sherrif disclosed this on Monday night at the Ijebu -Igbo, home of the Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, Prince Buruji Kashamu, when he met with the lawmaker and leaders of the party in Ogun.
Sherrif said the discussion was part of effort to iron out issues surrounding the party’s candidate for the November 26 governorship election in the state.
He said, “We are talking to everybody, even with Mimiko. There is nothing personal between me and Mimiko. He is the governor of the state and one of the leaders of the party and this issue of candidate does not stop us from talking.
“I cannot tell you everything we are doing. But we are doing everything we can do to resolve the issue.”
He expressed assurance that the party would win the November 26 poll, saying Ibrahim remains acceptable in the state.
He said, “From what I’ve seen, I am most impressed of what he (Ibrahim) was able to do. From what he has put on the ground, somebody that is not on ground cannot put that kind of thing in short time.
“Definitely, I want to see the acceptability of our candidate and I found out he is properly on ground and people of Ondo State believe in what he is doing and I believe if he continues like this till November 26, though other political parties have their own problems. If he can put this in place in short time, there is nothing that will stop him from winning.”