Ali Modu Sheriff to be expelled from PDP – Makarfi

The People’s Democratic Party National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, is to be expelled from the party, according to the report of the Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee set up by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

The Review Committee, set up by Sen. Makarfi and presided over by former Minister for Information, Professor Jerry Gana, filed its report on Wednesday, wherein it concluded that Sheriff was found culpable of anti-party activities, requiring his outright expulsion from the PDP.

Others recommended for expulsion in the report are those working with Sheriff in the National Working Committee, including the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh; National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo; National Auditor, Alhaji Fatai Adeyanju; National Treasurer, Bala Buhari; and the Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bernard Mikko.

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The Committee noted precisely that, “Members viewed with serious concern the activities of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff group, which centre on anti-party activities.

“Members unanimously suggested that they be expelled from the party through their respective wards.”

Prof. Gana, in company of some members of the committee, made the submission to former National Security Adviser, Lt.-Gen. Mohammed Gusau (retd.), in Abuja on Wednesday in his residence.

Gusau’s described as regrettable the leadership crisis that was rocking the PDP, while asking that loyal members work towards restoring the image of the party, while promising to work towards harmonizing the two warring sides.

Makarfi’s faction of the PDP are reportedly planning to apply the report submitted by the Review Committee in hopes of a favourable judgment at the Supreme Court, where an appeal has been filed against the Court of Appeal, which had earlier ruled in favour of Sheriff as the national chairman of the PDP.