Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, says he will continue to run a parallel organ of the party.
A former member of the House of Representatives quoted Sheriff as making the declaration at different occasions.

The chieftain told Vanguard that at separate meetings with the governors and the Board of Trustees chairman, held in the last two days, Sheriff reiterated his demands, which included the dissolution of the Makarfi-led caretaker committee and the composition of a new committee made up of his nominees and others to conduct a fresh convention for the party.

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The member said: “The governors came begging and Senator Sheriff reiterated his earlier demands. Having come this far in trying to salvage the party, we cannot afford to hand over the party to the governors so that they can continue with their impunity.

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“What happened at the so-called convention in Port Harcourt has vindicated Sheriff’s position that the governors have not learnt anything from the results of the 2015 election.

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“Sheriff is out to salvage the party and return it to its owners who are the masses. Nigerians should commend Sheriff for standing up to the shenanigans of the governors.”