I don't support Sheriff but he is my chairman - Dickson - The Herald Nigeria

I don’t support Sheriff but he is my chairman – Dickson

Governor Dickson has asked party leaders to accept the Court of Appeal judgment vesting leadership on Ali Modu Sheriff.

In an interview in Abuja, he said the crisis rocking the party was fuelled by the selfish desire to control the party ahead of the 2019 elections.

He warned that the interest of the party should be placed above selfish ambitions.

The governor, who has been attacked by the Makarfi faction for turning the report of his committee to Sheriff, pointed out that it would have been wrong for his party to have done otherwise given the legal status vested on Sheriff by the Court of Appeal judgment.

Dickson pointed out that though he was not a supporter of Sheriff, he said he was compelled by the rule of law to accept him as the national chairman based on the court order and in the overall interest of the PDP.

The governor said it was appalling for many leaders in the party, who claimed to be democrats to treat the court verdict recognising Sheriff as the national chairman of the PDP with disdain, pointing out that such disposition would lead to the collapse of the party, if not checked.


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