Anambra 2017 Guber: Sheriff meets PDP stakeholders in Enugu, vows to recapture state

THE National chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, has called on political leaders in Anambra State to bury their differences and work towards recapturing Anambra State in forthcoming gubernatorial election slated for November this year.

To this end, a reconciliation committee is to be set up by the party with a view to reconciling various interest groups in the party ahead of the 2017 governorship polls.

Sheriff while addressing Anambra Stakeholders at Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu on Monday said that it was the disunity that characterized the leadership of PDP in Anambra State that led to taking over of the state by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

“Anambra is a PDP state. We are taking over the state this year. I am a grassroot politician. For you to win any election you have to get people from grassroot. Without the people from the grassroot, no party will win election”, he added.

The PDP boss recalled, “In my life, I have never failed in any election. I started winning elections from councillorship to the top. It pains me that a state that was PDP state by omission or commission has made another party to take over the state”

Sheriff, who later briefed newsmen over the outcome of their meeting said that the meeting of the stakeholders was deliberately shifted to Enugu to know how dedicated the PDP members are in Anambra State, pointing out that “whoever is not in the meeting is on his own”

According to him, the national headquarters of the party will no longer intervene or influence in the decision carried out by politicians from the grassroots, adding, “since the Wadata House has been part of the problem of the party in the state, I assure you all that under my watch nobody would be short changed”

“I think Anambra PDP must come together as one and win the state for PDP in the coming election. In cause of the discussions, the problem of PDP misfortune in Anambra over the years is leadership crisis. It will be over now.”

Sheriff also took time to commend governors of Ebonyi and Enugu States for sending their deputies to be in the meeting as observers.

It was however observed that notable politicians like Nicolas Ukadike, Chief Arthur Eze were conspicuously absent while Chief Chris Uba was in attendance.

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