Ex-Borno Governor, Modu Sheriff, sworn in as PDP chairman

Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff

The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has confirmed the appointment of a former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, as the new chairman of the party.

Mr. Sheriff is taking over from Uche Secondus, who administered the party as interim chairman since the resignation of Ahmadu Mu’azu after the 2015 general election.

Mr. Sheriff has already been sworn into office, the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said Tuesday.
Mr. Metuh is expected to address the media shortly.

The various caucuses of the PDP had earlier nominated the former Borno governor subject to the approval of its Board of Trustees and NEC.

The PDP is Nigeria’s biggest opposition party, and was defeated only in May 2015 after holding power for 16 years.
Mr. Sheriff has been a controversial figure amid allegations he funded and sponsored the extremist sect, Boko Haram. He denies the allegation.

In 2015, the former governor was summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to respond to questions bordering on allegations of “misappropriation, embezzlement of funds and abuse of office while he was governor”.

He was not arraigned.

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  • bjay

    Boko haram founder made pdp chairman this is the end of pdp, soon he will be arrest.

  • Darlington

    This is a bad decision for the PDP.

    • tundemash

      Wailing wailer, reality is slowly overtaking your fantasy ?
      Please suggest one person within PDPigs that is different from the Boko Haram financier Modu Sheriff. If Modul Sherrif is that bad, how come Fortunato was frolicking with him to and fro Niger Republic ????

  • tundemash

    Confirmed ! Where are the PDigs e-rats ? A known Boko Haram financier now PDP Chairman! Was Gen. Patrick Aziza not right afterall; promoters of Boko Haram are within PDPigs. Did Prof. Soyinka not call this biggest looting party in Africa the den of killers ?
    No one should be surprised if a new group of terrorists suddenly announced their formation soon.

  • DTaj

    PDP has lost it! Alleged financier and founder of Boko Haram, who is still facing EFCC probe on massive looting is sworn in as National Chairman! We know that they are a nest of killers and rogues, but couldn’t they find a worse crook rather than this worst crook called Modu Sheriff???

    • who be terrorist now

      Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

      Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.,,,

    • New Nigerian

      The man behind the masquerade finally comes out!

  • favourtalk

    Everyone knows that PDP is totally one and finished, it is now very clear that they have nobody among them to bring back the dead in the party, they should continue the fasting ad prayer for he party. No future for them at all

  • who is d terrorist

    Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

    Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

    • tundemash

      Oloshi, Modu Sheriff, Boko Haram Financier is now PDP chairman is the topic !

  • 9ja is finished under buhari

    I was detained for 6 days because I criticized Buhari – Danfulani

    A lecturer at the Kaduna State University, Dr. John Danfulani was arrested late January because of a Facebook post he made which was critical of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was detained by the police, remanded in prison, and charged for “incitement” by the Kaduna State Government

  • Dazmillion

    Boko Haram now has a legal political party. No wonder Jonathan said Boko Haram was in his government.

    • JSA1

      BOKO HARAM IS PDP AND PDP IS BOKO HARAM. QED.

  • Jon Rhoma

    Good choice of a leader, brave, courageous and hardworking. At last PDP has got a voice who will give the Buhari led APC government a good run for their mouth. Here again “chicken” and opportunistic Nuhu Ribadu has hidden when it is time to put his intelligence where his mouth is. What a coward.

    • Public Records

      Why Bola Tinubu will now be very afraid…..

      “FORMER Borno State governor Ali Modu Sherrif
      threatened to slap party leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at a recent All
      Progressives Congress (APC) national executive committee meeting in Abuja over
      a dispute on its forthcoming congresses. At a recent meeting at the party’s
      headquarters, a debate about how to finalise the merger between the APC’s
      component parts, got very heated. It almost turned violent with Alhaji Sheriff
      exploding midway through the meeting, raining abuses on Asiwaju Tinubu and
      threatening to slap him.”

      …………..NIGERIAN WATCH

      [30th March, 2014]

      • Jon Rhoma

        Thanks.

    • tundemash

      Yeah right! About time he military wing of PDP a.k.a Boko Haram takes over the party; no more hiding !

      • Jon Rhoma

        I don’t know anything about militancy nor Boko Haram. You’re on your own on that one.

        • tundemash

          Yeah right, you are just one of the clueless ones being fed daily at the amnesty camp. Don’t worry u would soon know when they start shipping you to Sambisa to shore up the depleting fortune of Boko haram. You think they pay u stipend for free ???

          • Jon Rhoma

            There are laws on terrorism in this country. As far as I know there were gossips about this man supporting Boko Haram earlier but has not been charged nor convicted. So why crucify him? Who amongst the rest is bold enough to take the mantle of leadership of a party so badly tainted? Can you not see how Nuhu Ribadu suddenly gone into hiding? I don’t see how he as Chairman will want to jeopardise his position. Even then it is a positive thing if as you said he knows the terrorists as only him will then know how to stop them.

          • tundemash

            So you expect Ribadu to head a party of nest of killers ? What brand are u smoking ?
            Since you claim ” I consider him as an asset and a positive thing if as you said he knows the terrorists as only him will then know how to stop them.”, i bet you your next assignment wil be to ship crumb-catchers like you to Sambisa to compliment the depleting forces of Boko Haram by your new Chairman !
            And go read the beginning of Boko Haram and Yusuf in Borno druing teh days of Modu Sheriff as Gov.and stop displaying amazing ignorance online.

          • Jon Rhoma

            My friend you don’t have a monopoly of knowledge. You’re very intellectually immature. If you’re worth anything, you should know how not to defame people. Firstly I didn’t favour Ribadu as leader. This is a post zoned to the Northeast and I as others did he was the only viable candidate from that zone when as it was stated Ribadu who initially showed interest chickened out. PDP is still a party registered by INEC. If they’re as you painted them they will be proscribed. Secondly, Modu like most other governors of his time used thigs to advance their positions. It was he who ordered the police to arrest Mohammed Yusuf the first leader of Boko Haram when they fell out. The rest is now history. So what else is there that only you know that makes me ignorant? Finally it is only on your parochial mind that people can’t change their mind. Your low intelligence on this issue stinks to high heavens. Excuse me.

          • tundemash

            Stop foaming from your mouth just because you were cornered. I guess you have a monolpoly of knowledge claiming Ribadu showed interest in heading a sinking nest of killer party ? No one tells the deaf when the market is closed, keep clawing at the air !

          • Jon Rhoma

            It is quite clear now you’re a nuisance. All you know is to abuse which is a sign of illiteracy. I no longer wish to condescend to your level when you can’t even make correct sentences. Goodbye.

          • tundemash

            Mor0n, why don’t u read your rants to yourself first before u claim someone else abuse you. If you are d@ft, do u expect me to praise you or indulge you. Please crawl back into the hole you came from; smelly e-rat !

          • Jon Rhoma

            🙂

  • Truthometer

    Confirmed! Boko Haram is now in full control of PDP. There is no more “bojuboju” again. Na wah o!

  • New Nigerian

    Finally. the military wing of PDP a.k.a Boko Haram takes over the party!
    I maintained consistently all through the last election cycle that Boko Haram under Jonathan was pdp’s and Jonathan administrations’ false flag operations of extreme politics by other means…now it is in full display!

  • Lanre

    I was just asking myself the other day where this mofo was. Lo and behold. He is now the Chairman of PDP. Only in the joke of a Zoo called Nigeria.

    • tundemash

      Cl0wn, since when has your PDPigs equate to the whole of Nigeria? Why not limit your shame to yourself ? When same Modu was frolicking with your Ineffective Buffon from Abuja to Niger Republic, were you in a hole then ? Can a Leopard give birth to a lion cub ? Give me the name of two people within PDPigs different from Modu? So what is wrong in the military wing of PDP a.k.a Boko Haram taking over the party finally since the political wing failed or why are you wailing ?

  • Cleartruth

    Pdp has finally been buried. How on earth would they open eye to make sheriff chairman. A man who has so much baggages ranging from terrorism to corruption. How can this help the already battered image of pdp? This is the worst mistake of the century.

    • New Nigerian

      How is he different from any other pdplutocrat? did you not know that Boko Haram was the military wing of pdp? They tried to transition the same style to Biafra Haram and it has so far failed…

  • JSA1

    APC IS VINDICATED. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE GOOD MEMORIES, RECALL THAT THE FORMER (LATE) NSA AZIZA (APPOINTED BY PDP LED FEDERAL GOVT. UNDER JONATHAN) HAS DECLARED BEFORE HE WAS ASSASSINATED IN AN AIRCRAFT ON AIR TO BAYELSA STATE THAT PDP IS BOKO HARAM AND BOKO HARAM IS PDP. THIS HAS BEEN FINALLY CONFIRMED BY THIS COMPENSATORY APPOINTMENT GIVEN TO THE RENOWNED BOKO HARAM SPONSOR AND CORRUPT GURU! BUT I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE TO PDP THAT THIS BOKO HARAM WARLORD HAS BEEN ENGAGED AS AN UNDERTAKER TO FINALLY CONDUCT THE REQUIEM MASS FOR PDP IN THE POLITICAL ANALS OF NIGERIA.

  • musa aliero

    Pdp is dead! Rest in peace my party I can’t be in a party when an alleged boko haram member is imposed on us by selfish governors! We r leaving pdp for them to form a more Democratic Party!

  • Damilola

    When the “biggest party in Africa” just murder herself!!! Hmmm

  • Dominic Jaja

    “By their fruits you will know them” Classical PDP

  • tundemash

    When is Metuh handing over to Imam Shekau, the new PDP spokesman ?