I’ll constitute National Convention Committee soon – Sheriff
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, said he will would set up a committee to work out modalities for the party’s National Convention.
Sheriff made this known while briefing newsmen on Monday in Abuja on the recommendations of the party’s Reconciliation Committee, chaired by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.
He said the National Working Committee of the party was already consulting with members and leaders of the party as part of process for constituting the convention committee.
The chairman said he was also talking with lawmakers at the National Assembly and State Assemblies on the platform of the party as part of political solution recommended by the Dickson committee.
He added that he had commenced consultation with the Board of Trustees through its Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, who, he said, had promised to get back to him for a formal meeting with BoT members.
Sheriff said by next week, they would meet with the party’s national ex-officio members from the 36 states.
Sheriff said: “Everywhere in our party, we are working across the board; everybody is working for the party to come back to its position in 1999.
“We are for peace and that does not mean that we are afraid of anybody; we will not be relenting.
“We need our party back in power and we will carry everybody that means well for PDP along.
“I assure you that PDP will not be destroyed; PDP is a creation of God and cannot be destroyed by anybody.
“We are on course and we will go as planned. For everybody that believes that it is not political solution, they are on their own.”
Sheriff reiterated his determination not to contest the national chairmanship at the national convention, adding that his NWC members had the right to contest for any position of their choice.
On his presidential ambition for 2019, he said it was a decision left for God.
He said: “Every position I occupied in life, God made it possible.
“I am a firm believer in the will of God.
“I told you I will not run for the chairmanship position.
“The rest we leave to God.”
Sheriff, however, said the party’s chairmanship position would definitely be for the Southern part of the country.