…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.