FOLLOWING the loss of Ondo State to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused claimant to the office of the national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of frustrating the party on all fronts.
The party spokesman recalled that the National Caretaker Committee had been confirmed several times by the Courts as the authentic body saddled with the responsibility of providing leadership for the party pending the hosting of an elective Convention, noting the it “would have ignored the ranting of these men of dishonour but leaving them to continue deceiving Nigerians at this time would not be in the interest of democracy.”PDP added: “First and foremost, we wish to state categorically that in consonance with Judgement of various Courts, which Ali Modu-Sheriff and his team of confused travellers have not bothered to appeal, the former Borno State Governor is not the Chairman of our Party, the PDP.
“His consistent claim to the Office is a continuation of the plans to cause mayhem in our Party but nature and fair justice has taken care of his desperation.
“It is amusing that these musketeers could be accusing the National Caretaker Committee of being the reason why the Party is facing
challenges in terms of unfavourable election results especially in Edo and Ondo States when it’s not a secret to all Nigerians that these group of non-PDP members were the ones who frustrated the Party on all fronts.
“It is common knowledge that Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim whom they pushed as front at the Ondo Poll before the Appelate Courts reversed the anomaly, openly campaigned for their Party, the APC.
“However, we simply want them to define what impunity is, using their acts of betrayal as a case study. What they have done and are still doing is the worst form of impunity, lawlessness, greed and avarice.
“No matter what they say, we are determined as a political Party to forge ahead, and put our house in order even without their inputs.
“The National Caretaker Committee have not called for their expulsion against the claims they are making, the time for that has not come. But the rain of vengeance will not hang forever in the clouds.”