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PDP removes Ali-Modu Sheriff as chair

…sets up caretaker committee

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday finally bowed to pressure coming from another faction of the party to remove its national Chairman, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff, and sets up a caretaker committee.

The Caretaker Committee headed by  Senator Ahmed Makarfi, a former Governor of Kaduna State, has been mandated to elect a new National Working Committee for the party within three months.

Other members of the committee are;

Senator Ben Obi                               – Secretary

Senator Ugbesia                               – Member

Sen Abdul Ningi                                – Member

Prince Dayo Adeyeye                     – Member

Aisha Aliyu                                          – Member

Barrister Usman                               – Member


After he was removed, Senator Sheriff said “the PDP Convention stands cancelled owing to court injunctions” and called the exercise of Saturday a ‘charade and illegal’.

Crisis within the PDP is believed to have led to the removal of the National Chairman on a day the party had scheduled a National Convention.

At the convention ground in Port Harcourt, party leaders appeared divided over the National Convention.

Senator Sheriff had announced a postponement of the convention but the party’s Vice Chairman of the South-South, Mr Uche Secondus, declared that the convention must go ahead as planned.

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