Sheriff can’t stop PDP convention in Port Harcourt —Ihedioha

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, has declared that the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hold in Port Harcourt, as scheduled.

Ihedioha made the declaration in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, while speaking in his capacity as the chairman, Rivers State ad hoc ward/national delegate congress saddled with the responsibility to elect delegates from the 319 wards in the state, ahead the PDP national convention.

He also pointed out that Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff reneged on his pledge to be the acting chairman of the party for only three months.

Ihedioha further said no amount of distraction would stop the party from holding the convention, adding that Sheriff and other members of the PDP National Executive Council (NEC) were duly removed from office via a motion raised at the national convention of the party, held in Port Harcourt, last May.

He said the Port Harcourt convention, held on May 21, 2016 and which removed Sheriff as the national chairman, was in line with the PDP constitution, adding that the Justice Muhammad Liman judgment that upheld the removal of Sheriff as the PDP chairman, had not been vacated by any higher court.

He said the PDP leadership would not be distracted by the antics of Sheriff, assuring that the party remained focused, and was working towards repositioning it as the voice of opposition in the country.