The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff has assured that there would be no imposition of candidates in the forthcoming congresses and national convention, stressing that nobody in the National Working Committee led by him would be allowed to manipulate the process in any state in the forthcoming congresses.
Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff gave the assurance on Tuesday when he received a delegation of the Adamawa state chapter of the party led by its Chairman, Joel Madaki, at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja.
“We will conduct congresses that will not be manipulated by anybody. We will send people to local governments to bring out persons that the people want to be their leaders.
“I want to assure you that only the right thing will be done in Adamawa and every other state. I will not impose anybody on the people.
“Anybody that is not wanted by his people will be my friend in Abuja, but will not be imposed on the people.
“If anybody tells you that I have sent him to Adamawa, he or she is a big liar.”
While noting that the PDP lost the last elections in Adamawa and Borno states for the same reasons, he said: “I don’t believe that anybody who is not accepted in his locality should come to Abuja to manipulate things to destroy the party.
“We have no reason to lose Adamawa and Borno states. The same reason why we do not have legislatures in Adamawa and Borno is the impunity with which the party was run.
“I knew everything that happened in Adamawa before the election, and I also knew we were going to lose in the state.”
In an earlier remark, Chairman of PDP in Adamawa, Madaki said that they came to pledge their support to Sheriff and also brief him on the challenges confronting the party at the state level.
He went on to express faith in the ability of Sheriff to rebuild the party for greater performance in the future.