Sequel to the constant drama that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has become, the factional National Chairman of the Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said it was impossible for him to have offered the Vice Presidential slot to Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose.
He denied telling anybody that he wants to be President in 2019, adding that he could not have offered the vice presidential slot to Ayodele Fayose, because he was familiar with the Ekiti State Governor’s antecedents and character.
According to him:
“I am eminently qualified to seek for the presidency of Nigeria, but I have never told anybody I want to be President, but even if I want to be I cannot offer such a sensitive position to a character like Ayo Fayose, who has exhibited gross disrespect for others.”
In an effort to explain the drama behind his removal from office by the party’s governors, Senator Sheriff who was ousted as party Chairman at the National Convention of the party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and replaced by a caretaker national chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said that all the excuses being given by the Governors as reason for their plot to remove him were laughable and lack of any common sense.
Challenging any of the Governors, who alleged that he made promises to come up with evidence, the ousted PDP chair stressed that he is by far their senior, adding;
“I have done all these things they think they can do in the party, but I do not deserve the type of treatment they want to mete out to me.”
Ali Modu Sherriff, a former Governor of war-torn Borno State and Former Senator emerged Chairman of the PDP under controversial circumstances after the party lost the 2015 general elections under the leadership of Alh. Adamu Muazu.