The tension generated by the emergence of Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff as National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was on Tuesday doused with key organs of the party approving a three-month tenure for the embattled Party Chairman. The decision was reached at an enlarged meeting of the PDP Governors’ Forum, the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), the National Assembly Caucus, the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and state caucuses.
Rising from the meeting, which was held at the Ondo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, the party leaders said the decision to allow Sheriff stay for three months was a unanimous one. Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who addressed journalists shortly after the meeting, said the decision to stand by Sheriff was taken in the best interest of the party.
He said Sheriff had been mandated to put in motion preparations for the party’s National Convention to elect new members of the NWC to run the party.