Ali Modu Sheriff of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that he remains the national chairman of the party, despite being sacked by a national convention.
According to an online source, Sheriff, through his spokesperson, Inuwa Bwala, stated that the former Borno State governor remained opposed to what happened at the Port Harcourt convention, since he had announced its suspension after consulting with members of the National Working Committee of the party.
He said that his Boss remains the PDP Chairman, going by the announce of the Court.
Inuwa Bwala said: “Immediately the chairman (Sheriff) received another court injunction, he called a meeting of the National Working Committee and told them that it wasn’t safe to continue with the convention of the party, especially since the court had forbidden elections virtually into all the offices.
“He announced the suspension of the convention at a press briefing, only for some people to go behind and claim that there was convention. There was no organ of the party that was represented at the convention.
“The convention was cancelled, and it remains cancelled until such a time the matters in court are resolved, for us to convene another national convention.”
“The court had said the office of the chairman would become vacant only in 2018, and that is parts of the reasons we shelved the convention”.