By Danjuma Aliyu
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan endorsed Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Monday.
Mr Jonathan’s endorsement comes after the Court of Appeal sacked the PDP National Caretaker Committee chairman, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi and validated Senator Sheriff’s chairmanship.
After a meeting at his Abuja residence, the 59-year-old who left office on May 29, 2015 because he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly referred to Senator Sheriff as “My Chairman.” Apparently, Mr Jonathan has thrown his weight behind the Borno leader.
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“I’ll meet with others and at the end of the day; PDP will become stronger so that we will be able to do what is expected of us as a political party”.
“We are solving our problems. There are bound to be differences in politics. It is the way we resolve these differences that makes us human beings and that is what makes us leaders.
“We are not factionalised. We are one. I have met with Sheriff. And I have met with others. I will meet with others, so that we will be able to do what is expected of us as a political party,” the former president and PDP leader went on to add.
Senator Makarafi has decided to appeal the court of appeal’s decision at the Supreme Court, which is the highest Court in the land.
He is seeking an injunction to allow the Caretaker Committee to continue to function.
Supporters of Senator Makarafi, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Nyesom Wike of River Sate have withdrawn their support for Senator Sheriff.
They said: “It is no to Sheriff. We want to know if the Supreme Court will be supreme enough to do what it is supposed to do.”