PDP not factionalised – Ex-Prez. Jonathan, endorses Sheriff as PDP leader

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, yesterday, continued his appeal for acceptance as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with a high level interaction with former President Goodluck Jonathan, who endorsed him as the leader of the party.
Dr Jonathan, who received Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff in his Abuja residence at the end of the meeting, yesterday, declared that despite the problems in the party, it was not factionalised as being touted. Speaking with newsmen shortly after closed door meeting with Sheriff, Jonathan said the former Borno State governor was a leader of the party.
He said: “We are solving our problems. There are bound to be differences in politics. It is the way we resolve these differences that makes us human beings and that is what makes us leaders.
“We are not factionalised. We are one. I have met with Sheriff. And I have met with others. I will meet with others, so that we will be able to do what is expected of us as a political party.”
Also speaking, Sheriff said he will not join issue with anybody, adding: “if I go down to their level, it means we are the same.”
The former Borno State governor added that he is consulting with leaders of the party, and would address the nation after his consultation.
He said: “We only have one PDP and only one chairman. We are putting things together to ensure that the party is united. We don’t want to have a divided house. We only have one PDP, we don’t have anything like caretaker committee.”

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