Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak has disclosed that a factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has the support of eight governors of the party.
Gulak was speaking in an interview with Daily Trust where he noted that Senator Ahmed Makarfi, also a factional chairman of the party is planing to dump the party.
He said, “Makarfi and Co, are planning to move out of the PDP to form another party, [and] that is anti-party, I don’t expect them to do that.
“The PDP has given them a lot. Senator Makarfi was governor on PDP platform for eight years and he was senator on the same platform for another eight years and to see him trying to move people out of PDP to another party no matter how small the number is, it will be unfortunate. History will judge him on the negative side.”
The former aide to Jonathan added that Makarfi only enjoyed the support of only four PDP governors out of twelve.
He said, “I know as at today, only four governors out of the 12 governors are still with him.
“Mimiko, Fayose, Wike and to some extent, Governor Okowa, these are the four governors that are still with Makarfi.
“All the other eight governors have seen that it is Sheriff that has the key to unlock the logjam and take this party to the next level of development.
“In the National Assembly, the majority of members are with Sheriff. You see, some governors when they brought Sheriff, they expected him to do their biddings; to play to their games but later, they found out that this is a man who will not tolerate impunity.”
source: Daily Trust