The new Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, has vowed to mobilize all the resources in his disposal to send President Muhammadu Buhari, packing out of the Presidential villa come 2019.
Sherriff stated this on Wednesday, February 17, during the re-dedication of the Supreme Court Victory of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, in Umuahia, Township Stadium.
The Supreme Court had affirmed the election of Ikpeazu, in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court Justices.
The apex court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, voided the verdict of the Owerri Division of the Court of Appeal which sacked Ikpeazu from office.
Sherriff decked in a flowing Agbada immediately took over the podium, after arriving the venue towards the end of the thanksgiving programme and spoke for barely two minutes.
“As the new chairman of the party, I have decided to mobilize the party, especially the north to take over power from Buhari come 2019.
“Like I said, we are going to send Buhari out of Aso Rock to where he comes from (Daura),” Sheriff stated.
He added: “PDP is on course, and taking over power is of paramount importance.”
The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the PDP hadon Tuesday rectified and approved Sheriff, the former Governor of Borno State, as its National Chairman.
Sheriff had in his acceptance speech announced that the PDP is sure of winning the 2019 presidential election with him as chairman. He said he would not witch-hunt any of those opposed to his emergence promising that his main task would be to restore peace and unity to the party.
Some of the dignitaries present at the occasion include: Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmannuel, among others