Ex-Ministers under PDP led FG have opposed Ali Modu’s plan to succeed himself as PDP’s national chairman.
The former ministers met in Abuja on Thursday, April 21 where they reviewed activities in the party, with particular attention to its forthcoming national convention.
The zoning committee, headed by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, was said to have zoned the office of the national chairman to the North-East.
A former minister who was at the meeting and quoted anonymously said: “It was so funny the way our colleagues were trying to defend the former governor despite the collective decision we took before.
“Some came to say we should give him the chance and that we should not be seen to be opposing him as a person.
“But it was gratifying to note that the majority of us have said there and then that we would leave the party for them. Our aprons are not tie to the PDP.
“We told them that Sheriff had always worked against his party. He worked for former President Olusegun Obasanjo; he worked for the late former President Umaru Ya’Adua; he worked for former President Goodluck Jonathan, who were all in our party.
“This was when Sheriff was in the opposition. Now, tell me: is there anything to suggest that he won’t work against us in 2019?”