The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has hailed the emergence of a former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, as the national chairman of the PPD, calling on all members and supporters of the party to support the new chairman.
Mr. Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the choice of Mr. Sheriff was in the best interest of the party.
“I have always defended the party even at the risk of my position, personal security and comfort.
“I have always stood for the truth, and I cannot now be part of any decision that won’t represent the party well.
“I supported the processes that led to the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff because I believe in him and for those who may be aggrieved for one reason or the other; I plead that they should sheath their sword in the overall interest of our party.
“Most importantly, the reality that we must all face is that we are in a peculiar situation and such a situation deserves a peculiar approach.
“What the party leaders have done therefore is to tackle the present situation in our party with the most appropriate solution and we must all stand by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who is our present solution to our present situation.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) knows Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s capacity in terms of political network, being a three term senator and two term governor, and must be afraid that with such a person as the PDP Chairman, their regime of lies will be over soon,” Mr. Fayose said.