The disputed National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, vowed on Friday that he will not sacrifice his integrity, political interest and followers on the altar of reconciliation with the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.
He also blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for causing the party to lose the last elections in Yobe and Borno States to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former Borno State governor insisted on the postponement of Wednesday’s national convention slated for Port Harcourt and the removal of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, as chairman of the convention committee.
However, the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, told The Nation that the BoT was still awaiting the report of the reconciliation committee.
“The committee members have been working day and night and they have met with the various stakeholders, including Ali Modu Sheriff. I cannot say much on this matter until I receive the committee’s report,” Jibrin said on phone.
Sheriff confirmed meeting with the Prof. Jerry Gana-led reconciliation committee but said their talks are still ongoing.
He was adamant on the postponement of the convention and the removal of Wike as chairman of the committee.
Besides, he asked for a definite role for himself in the planning of the convention at an appropriate time.