The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) factional leader, Ali Modu Sheriff, has claimed that he has the backing of majority of PDP governors.
However, he did not disclose the names of the governors on his side.
Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State, stated this in an interview on Tuesday, July 12, through his deputy, and former National Vice-Chairman, South-South of the PDP, Cairo Ojuogboh.
Ojuoghoh, who also said the two factions are meeting to find a solution to the crisis, expressed confidence that the PDP will come out stronger by the time the internal problems are resolved.
“What is happening today in the PDP is what is going to save the PDP. If this crisis didn’t arise, the party would have been wallowing today in ignorance,” he said.
“Apart from three governors, whose names I don’t want mention, 12 other PDP governors are backing Sheriff.
“If you look at what is happening in the party, there is no elder in the party. The newsmen always make the mistake to say that the Governors’ Forum is in support of one group; the Board of Trustees is in support of one group and members of the National Assembly are in support of one group. That’s wrong.
“Have you heard any member of any of these bodies speaking out in support of anyone?
“They are all waiting for Sheriff to win so that there will be jubilation in the body polity of PDP and the country,” Ojuogboh claimed.
He described Sheriff’s emergence as PDP chairman as divinely orchestrated, saying God does not make mistake.