- Sheriff said through his deputy Ojuogboh that the party is ready to work without governors that are not in support of the leadership of the former Borno governor
- The party, Ojuogboh said, has begun a nationwide mobilization campaign to bring party members together
- The campaign is set to start in the south-east where Ojuogboh said work has already begun
Factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu Sheriff has said that governors of Ekiti and Rivers states Ayo Fayose of Ekiti and Nyesom Wike can leave the opposition party.
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Sheriff said both men and other governors who are not happy with his leadership can show themselves out of the party.
He also noted that he could not be intimidated by the governors because he is not ready to collect stolen money from them.
The Punch reports that the former Borno state governor made these assertions through his deputy Dr. Cairo Ojougboh.
He added that the party would dump governors that refused to join hands in rebuilding the party and it would not support such governors if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission goes after them when they leave office.
Ojuogboh said: “We are moving on with the determination to reposition the party. We are not interested in the funding of the party from the governors.
“They are free to leave if they want to, especially Wike and Fayose.
“We are also not interested in their money. The party belongs to the people, they will finance it. So, if the governors want to withhold money from the party, they are free.
“We don’t receive stolen money. They have not been funding us and we are surviving.”
According to Ojuogboh, the party is planning a nationwide campaign and has already begun work in the South-East where the campaign would start.
“We are starting with Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia states, and then we will move to Cross River State. The party belongs to the people and not to governors who will want to steal people’s money.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com gathered that the crisis rocking the PDP took a new twist on Sunday, April 9 as Inuwa Bwala who is the Special Adviser on media to Sheriff resigned his appointment.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Bwala has worked as the spokesman to Sheriff since he was first elected as the national chairman of the party in February 2016.