As efforts to restore peace in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continue to hit the rocks, Abdullahi Jalo, the immediate past deputy national publicity secretary of the party, has said the previous national chairman, senator Ali Modu Sheriff is eager to destroy the party.
He said the present posture of the former governor of Borno state is sort of a man on a ‘destructive mission’ to destroy an entity he has benefited from.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Jalo said that Sheriff has failed to stick with his conditions for peace, adding that he keeps shifting his conditions, together with the latest condition that the Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, senator Walid Jibrin, should resign.
Jalo, who frowned on the resistance posture of Sheriff, said that the former chairman fell out with Governors Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo State), Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom) because he promised separately to offer all of them the vice presidential ticket for 2019 if he emerges presidential candidate.
“It is an instrument of coercion that made our convention in August 17 to be aborted. Is Ali Modu Sheriff on self-destructive mission to destroy the PDP? Why should he say the convention ought to be aborted? And if the federal government says it has no hand in the PDP internal crisis, where did Sheriff get the security forces from, to prevent the convention. Does Ali Sheriff have his Police?” he asked.
Jalo said that the former governor was sacked at the May 21 non-elective convention of the party in Port Harcourt due to his “inconsistency and deceit” in handling the affairs of the party in addition to the expiration of his 3 months’ tenure.