Former Deputy National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has admonished the embattled leader of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to desist from ‘political lunacy and rascality’, stressing that his tenure is over.
Reacting to the impasse allegedly created by Sheriff within the party by cancelling the already conducted gubernatorial election in Edo State, George, while speaking with journalists in Lagos, warned the embattled leader to walk away from the party, saying his tenure as chairman is over.
Urging Sheriff to accept his fate, the former deputy national chairman alleged that the embattled leader went to the party’s national convention in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, as a national chairmanship aspirant seeking re-election and not as chairman.
George claimed that the former Borno State governor after picking the nomination form, appeared before the pre-convention screening panel for clearance.
“Sheriff is an ex-PDP acting chairman. He should go home. He is barely two years old in the party and he does not know its culture. He ceased to be chairman at the convention. He was a chairmanship aspirant, who took the nomination form and appeared before the screening committee. You can’t be the midwife and the new born baby. The tenure of the National Working Committee, NWC, has ended.”
The former Ondo State military governor maintained that the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee is legal.
“There was a directive that there should be no election into the offices of the chairman, secretary and auditor. The convention is empowered to set up a caretaker committee. It was constitutionally set up and it has the right to organise a new convention.”
He, however, frowned at the party for not invoking the provision of its constitution that forbids members from constituting legal actions against the party when the crisis could be resolved internally.
“Those who took the party to court should have been fired. Sheriff cannot lead the party again. We will have new mangers,” he said.

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