Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, says factional National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff is plotting to become PDP presidential candidate in 2019.
He said all Sheriff was doing was not about the party but his ambition in the next general election.
“Sheriff has perfected plans to be the presidential candidate of the party. That is his agenda,” he told Punch.
“Already, we are aware that Sheriff has changed the plans. He has plans to zone the national chairmanship to the South-South, which he has a candidate for.
“Apart from this, he wants to zone the position of the secretary to the North-East and he is preparing a candidate.
“All these are being done with the purpose of returning him as the presidential candidate of the party. These people go about talking recklessly and we got to hear”, he added.
On the medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari, he called for total transfer of power to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to enable him function well.
According to him, “There is a thin line between what is private and what is public, especially when you are a public office holder.
“I think what should happen is the complete transfer of power to the acting president so that the acting president is not encumbered by other federal officers who may want to undermine his powers and act effectively.
“We pray for him (Buhari) and wish for him a quick recovery. But we don’t want a vacuum, so there should be a complete transfer of powers to the vice president so that he can act well.”
Source – The Punch