The People Democratic Party (PDP) has handed over the leadership of the party to newly appointed National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff. The event took place on Monday February 22 at the Party’s National Secretariat. The formal hand over was effected from the Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus to the new National Chairman, Senator Dr. Ali Modu Sheriff.
On February 18, 2016, PDP released a Press Statement titled ‘Senator Sheriff Is Substantive, Not Acting National Chairman’
The Statements was signed by Chief Olisa Metuh, and reads as follows:
“The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wishes to draw the attention of the media and members of the public that His Excellency, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff is substantive and not acting National Chairman of the PDP as being erroneously rendered by a section of the media.
“His appointment by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of our great party in its 68th meeting last Tuesday, to replace Dr. Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, who resigned as National Chairman, is in line with section 47(6) of the PDP Constitution, which empowers NEC to fill a vacant position with a person from the zone where the officer originated from.
“The PDP therefore urges the media and members of the public to note this accordingly.” – Chief Olisa Metuh. National Publicity Secretary.