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Why we sacrificed Sheriff –Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has explained that the former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, was sacked becuase his leadership was destabilising the party.

Wike, who was the Chairman of the 2016 PDP National Convention Planning Committee stated this at the party’s convention in Port Harcourt, adding that the crisis in the PDP had been about the emergence of Sheriff as the acting leader of the party.

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Wike recalled that Sheriff’s emergence was stoutly opposed, insisting that the party was more important than any individual.

He said: “All along, the crisis has been about the former acting chairman whose emergence was strongly opposed.

“This is destabilising the party and so, we had to let him go. What is important is the party and not the individual. No sacrifice is too much for anyone to make as far as PDP is concerned.”

The Governor also said there was nothing personal about his support for Sheriff, saying he was just the best option as at the time he emerged.

 

 

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