Fayose: We Removed Sheriff to Prevent Polarisation of PDP

  • Urges Sheriff to accept fate

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party was dissolved and caretaker committee appointed at the last Saturday National Convention held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to save the party.

The governor said even though he was one of those who supported the former chairman, he had no option but to support his removal so as to forestall disintegration of the party, adding: “We cannot sacrifice the party for any individual.”

Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications , Lere Olayinka, in a release issued in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, urged Sheriff to accept his removal in good faith and join others to build the party.

The governor said; “I supported Senator Ali Modu Sheriff in good conscience. But when it became obvious that his continuous stay in office as the National Chairman will jeopardise the collective interest of the party, I had no option than to support his removal.

“To me, the general interest of the party overrides that of any individual and there is no how I can stand in support of any plan to sacrifice the party for any individual.