The PDP Board of Trustees, BoT, has called on the national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, not to think of staying in office beyond May 21, 2016.
The BoT also warned him against falling for the antics of praise singers who are nudging him to continue in office beyond the set terminal date for his tenure.
The warning was handed down by the Acting BOT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, insisting that any such move by Sheriff would lead to anarchy and trouble for the party.
It would be recalled that principal organs of the party, including governors, in a compromise agreement, handed Sheriff a three month tenure to end with the convocation of a national convention to hold on May 21.
Different groups from the party have however started drumming support for the chairman, urging him to continue beyond the May 21 date.
The BoT chairman therefore advised Sheriff to ignore those he described as sycophants and praise singers and ensure he vacates the seat after the party’s national convention and warned against the subversion of the zoning arrangement, proposed by the Ike Ekweremadu’s Post-Election Review Committee, which zoned the party’s 2019 presidential ticket to the North.
Jibrin said: “I want to advice Senator Ali Modu Sherif on the consequences of the evil machinations of praise singers and prophets of doom on the approval of the PDP Governors’ Forum, National Causes, BOT and the NEC terminating his tenure and that of the NWC on May 21, 2016.
“Instead of listening to praise singers, Modu Sherif should follow the path of honour and integrity by simply taking a bow in May 2016 after the national convention.”
The BoT also advocated that the party should seek its 2019 presidential candidate from the North of Nigeria to compensate for the obvious violation of the zoning arrangement in the 2011 election.
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