Ali Modu Sheriff And PDP
The crisis that engulfed the Peoples Democratic Party can be best described as the creation of the party or the leaders of the party who invited Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to be its National Chairman.
How can Sheriff be made the national chairman of the PDP? Did they bend the party’s constitution for him? Today, the same man who bestrode the landscape when the PDP and former President Goodluck Jonathan was in the saddle is walking out on the former leader and other stakeholders because he was not given the chance to speak.
Those that brought Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the PDP have not done any good for the once flourishing party. It is so sad that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was made the chairman of the party. But because he had the backing of the then President Jonathan, the whole governors elected under the platform of the party rallied around him and today, he is paying them in their own coins.
A chameleon does not easily change its spot. As such, Senator Modu Sheriff may not cave in and make peace for the overall benefit of the PDP. Senator Ali Modu Sheriff wants to use his cronies to actualise his ambition to fly the flag of the party in 2019. But no matter what, it is incumbent on all the stakeholders to see that the party remains a strong and active in order to forestall any unforeseen circumtances, that may thwart the gains recorded so far by the PDP.
Therefore, it is necessary for the PDP to reorganise itself for the challenges ahead in 2019. Right now, the struggle is beginning to take shape, geared towards capturing the soul of the nation. It is also imperative for the party to strengthen its fold and for the stakeholders to bury their differences.