The National Chairman of Nigeria’s Main opposition party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff said that sheer impunity by party leaders in Adamawa state northwest Nigeria made the party lose all elective positions in the state in 2015 general election.
Senator Sheriff stated this on Monday while addressing the party’s leaders from Adamawa state during a courtesy visit led by the state chairman of the party Mr. Joel Madaki.
According to Senator Sheriff, “the impunity with which the party was run made us to lose all elections including the legislature”.
Sheriff assured the delegations of the party from Adamawa led by the Adamawa state party Chairman Mr. Joel Madaki of his unflinching support to “do the right thing” by putting in place the right people that will deliver interns of winning elections for the party.
He stated that it is obligatory for him to develop interest in the politics of North-East explaining that his success in the region will serve as a litmus test for other national elections.
Sheriff added that Adamawa state has been a PDP stronghold for 16 years but for the imposition of unpopular candidates against the wish of the electorates the party lost out to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Earlier, the leader of the team and Adamawa state party Chairman Mr. Joel Madaki, congratulated Senator Ali Modu Sheriff on his appointment as the National Chairman of the PDP and pledged their unalloyed support for him to succeed.