Some People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors are reportedly moving to impose former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sherrif on the party as National Chairman of the party.
Among those behind the move are Governors Ayo Fayose, Segun Mimiko and Seriake Dickson.
The Board of Trustees members have opposed the move and canvassed support for Wilberfore Juta.
A meeting of the party’s BOT on Tuesday in Abuja was inconclusive. The issue has thus been referred to the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party which is about to meet Tuesday evening in Abuja.
If no consensus is reached both Juta and Sheriff will have to face an election on Thursday.
OUR EARLIER REPORT
Former Borno state governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, who has been accused of sponsoring Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has emerged the acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Sheriff was elected to the position by the National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The former governor of Borno State and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, were drafted into the race by the members of the party’s National Caucus in Abuja at their meeting which ended in the early hours of Tuesday in Abuja.
The meeting was held at Ondo Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro. It was attended by governors of the party and others.
Members of the Board of Trustees of the party are currently meeting to discuss to either reject or accept the former governor as the party’s chairman.
Our correspondent gathered that at the end of the BoT meeting, members of the National Executive would meet.
The former governor was said to have been chosen because of his experience.
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