The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Youth Frontier has uncovered plots by the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff renegade group to infiltrate the administrative staff of the Party in order to divide and lure them to the ruling Party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The revelation came after the staff of the party protested on Tuesday, January 3, 2016 at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja. It will be recalled that staffers of the Party staged a peaceful protest demanding for the opening of the Party’s National Secretariat, calling on the Judiciary to speed up delivery of judgment on party leadership crisis and declared support for the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee.
The National Cordinator of the Youth Group, comrade Austin Okai revealed that since the open declaration by staffers of the Party in favour of the Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee, the Sheriff group had made several contacts with some key members of the staff Welfare forum and has schedule a meeting with them at his office in Abuja for Monday, June 9, 2017.
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who was removed last year by both the PDP National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and several Court Judgments has been trying unsuccessfully to divide the Party. However, all the organs of the Party, the BOT, the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Caucus are all united behind the National Caretaker Committee.
His latest affronts on the administrative staff of the Party to lure them to the All Progressive Congress (APC) is another desperate moves by Senator Sheriff. A member of the administrative staff of the PDP who prefer to remain anonymous declared that the purported scheduled meeting will not hold as no sensible member of the staff Welfare forum will succumb to the ploy of the Sheriff and his co travelers.
Finally, the PDP National Youth Frontier condemned the call by the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff group that the National Secretariat of the Party should not be reopened. Comrade Okai described the reaction as not only unpatriotic, but a clear admission by the Sheriff group that the continues lockup of the PDP national secretariat is of immense benefit to him and that of his sponsors in the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).