Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Acting National Chairman Ali Modu-Sheriff yesterday apologised to aggrieved chieftains of the party over statements credited to him by his personal aides and associates. Sheriff, at a news conference in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, said “as a well-cultured and astute politician, I would never make any comment that would ridicule the party”, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He had been quoted by his aides to have damned the agitation by some ex-governors, ex-ministers and other leaders, who asked him to quit on May 21 when his tenure ends but Sheriff is contesting for a full term at the national convention slated for Port Harcourt. They set up a 51-member steering committee, which they said will take over the role of the National Working Committee (NWC).
Sheriff threatened to report former Information Minister Jerry Gana to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly taking an unauthorised loan of N500 million on behalf of the party without giving a proper account.