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We’ll replace Buhari in 2019; nothing will stop us - PDP Chairman, Modu Sheriff boasts

Newly-appointed national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Wednesday vowed to lead the party to regain con...




Newly-appointed national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Wednesday vowed to lead the party to regain control of the federal government in 2019.

Mr. Sheriff said nothing would stop his party, which lost power in 2015, from ousting the current All Progressives Congress’ administration.

Mr. Sheriff is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress. He defected to the PDP in 2014 ahead of national elections in 2015.



He gave his remarks on Wednesday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, during a thanksgiving service organised to mark the victory of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu at the Supreme Court.

The court had on February 3 affirmed Mr. Okezie’s victory in the April 11, 2015 governorship election.

Mr. Sheriff, a former senator and governor of Borno State, who was named PDP national chairman on Tuesday night, said the PDP would soon come out with its master plan on how it would defeat the All Progressives Congress from power.

“We are here today, we are starting from here, and we are going to Aso Rock, Insha Allah by 2019,” the PDP chairman said.

“We will head from here and we will do it together. This my long cap is prepared to lead my colleagues and brothers to Aso Rock, Insha Allah.

“By the grace of Allah nothing will deter this party from going to Aso Rock in 2019. By the time we put down our master-plan I am sure they (APC) will go back to where they came from. And Insha Allah, nothing will stop us.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has not indicated he would seek a fresh term at the expiration of his office in 2019.

Mr. Sheriff, who arrived the event late, regretted missing the speech presented by Mr. Okezie, but expressed confidence that he spoke well.

Mr. Sheriff noted that from the crowd he saw in the stadium where the event held, was clear that the governor was popularly elected.

He said, “I missed the speech of my younger brother the governor of Abia State who stayed in Maiduguri, who I have known in Maiduguri. But I am sure he said all the right things.

“From what I have seen in the stadium, it is clear that his election is the election of the people. It is election that God has destined. It is not election that we call it election by air, election by writing. This is the election of the people.”

Earlier in his remark, the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, congratulated the governor on his victory at the Supreme Court.

He said it was clear that the governor came to power by popular mandate.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, said the change the nation expected could turn out to be “chance”.

Mr. Okezie said since he assumed he had provided infrastructure in the state, including the construction of about six roads in Aba.

Other PDP governors who attended the event include Nyesome Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and deputy governor of Ebonyi State, who represented the state governor, David Umahi.

The four governors like Mr. Okezie had their elections confirmed by the Supreme Court.

8 comments

  1. PDP has become confirmed BH party.

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  2. PDP. Power to the People! Power will surely go back to the people! O to! Apc is a party of the sanctimous few lording it over the masses.

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    1. Ode.. Which people are you talking about is it the likes dasuki, dieziani, fayose, metuh, oduah and Co are the people you said power will go back to or we Nigerians because most definitely tout like Fayose, sheriff and thives like olisa metuh and his colleagues in crime and there brother that said stealing is not corruption can never give you village people power talk more of nigerians.. PDP is dead long time ago.. With this new chairman the party is buried

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    2. Ode.. Which people are you talking about is it the likes dasuki, dieziani, fayose, metuh, oduah and Co are the people you said power will go back to or we Nigerians because most definitely tout like Fayose, sheriff and thives like olisa metuh and his colleagues in crime and there brother that said stealing is not corruption can never give you village people power talk more of nigerians.. PDP is dead long time ago.. With this new chairman the party is buried

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    3. We re! Olosi no ye! So all apc members are saints even those just decamped to apc? You are a sentimental fool.Nigeria don't need people like you again. Akwuya!

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    4. Fool.. name 15 confirm APC corrupt leaders and i will 40 PDP leaders..that is why you are bearing SULE.. Idiot

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  3. Look at how the mumu is saying in sha Allah as if he s the only only one Allah will listen to, bloody idiot, nemesis will soon catch up with you, these your party combination cannot just work, which boko haram master plan is he talking about ? We shall see as this drama unfold anyway.

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