Factional Chairman of PDP and Former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, says he is ashamed at the way and manner Ekiti state governor Ayo Fayose has been conducting himself in the country. At a press conference held in Abuja yesterday June 23rd,2016 Sheriff said he has been a governor before and knows that such office demands responsible behavior
â€œI am ashamed at the way and manner Fayose is conducting himself in the country. I was once a governor; so, I know that the position of governor is a very serious one that demands responsible behaviourâ€.
Sheriff who is in court to retain his position as chairman of the party, denied claims that he was planning to clinch the presidential ticket of the party come 2019.
â€œI never told anybody I wanted to run for president and I did not promise anybody the vice presidential ticket.â€
Maintaining he was still the Chairman of the party, Sheriff said the National Working Committee (NWC) under him is in charge of the bank accounts of the PDP, not the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee.
â€œMyself and the Treasurer who is also a member of the NWC are signatories to the bank accounts of the PDP. Makarfi may also open another account in the name of his caretaker committee if he wished. There is only one PDP, which is the one under my leadership. Anyone who thinks that the Makarfi, contraption can work is deceiving himself. I am the only chairman of the PDP recognised by the courts, the constitution and the Electoral Act. I became chairman because the PDP chose me to lead the party. So, I wonâ€™t sit by and watch some people mess up the party. I am here to correct what had gone wrong with state congresses conducted by the party.â€he said
He maintained that the Gubernatorial primaries in Edo state were cancelled and that himself and members of the National Working Committee will conduct a fresh one in the state which is to be recognized by INEC.