Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are now begging the sacked national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to withdraw the court case he instituted against the party.
Mr. Sheriff went to court to challenge his removal as PDP national chairman over a week ago.
PDP governors and other stakeholders had on May 21, 2016 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, dissolved the national working committee of the party led by Sheriff and in its place, appointed a former governor of Kaduna state, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
Speaking to newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital yesterday, Mr. Ishaku said Sheriff had done his best for the party and did not deserve to be disgraced out of office.
The governor said it was only him and his Gombe State counterpart, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, that endorsed Sheriff as the only candidate for the party’s chairmanship from North-East.
He, however, said the table was upturned at the national convention of the PDP when the remaining 10 PDP governors rejected the former Borno State governor as chairman of the party.
“It’s only myself and Dankwambo that supported Sheriff at the convention and we have no option than to allow the voice of the majority to prevail”, Ishaku said.
The Taraba governor said the only way out of the intractable crises confronting the PDP was for Sheriff to discontinue litigation against the party.
Gov. Ishaku insited that the way the former chairman was eased out of the party was not honourable for a person that did well for it.
“We need people like Sheriff in the PDP and therefore, we must beg him to withdraw his case because, failure to do that could lead to more crises”, he said.