Former acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has described the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Leader of the party as a deadly mistake.
He said the party failed to make diligent background check on Sheriff before it ‘rushed’ to make him Acting Chairman.
PDP has been embroiled in serious crisis following the leadership tussle between the Sheriff-led faction and the Ahmed Markafi group who are all claimants to the chairmanship stool.
The Appeal Court had since recognized the Sheriff-led faction as the authentic caretaker committee of the party last month.
Reacting, however, Secondus said it was a mistake which he wished was never made, stressing that some persons were hell bent on causing confusion in the party.
He told Sun that, “Honestly speaking like I said, there is no human endeavor or no human organisation that has no error, only the spirit.
“We did not carry out due check on him (Sheriff) before rushing and made him the Acting Chairman.
“Unfortunately, you can see the hands of Esau, who is actually Jacob in the person of Sheriff. He came to destabilize the party. Obviously, everybody has seen it. He did it in Ondo State – and we lost; he did it in Edo State and we believe that even though we lost, we will get justice at the court.
“We know that forces are behind him just to destabilize our party. It is a common knowledge but we believe that we have God and justice will be done,” he said.