TVC N. A factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has saidthat he will not take sides in any conflict over the choice of candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for Ondo State, where governorship election holds on November 26.
A statement from Mr. inuwa Bwala, Special advicer to Sheriff noted that, “This is against widespread speculations linking him with controversies surrounding the emergence of Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) and Jimoh Ibrahim as candidates of the PDP for the Ondo elections, to the effect that he has been arms-twisting the electoral body.
“Sheriff wishes to state that, as a law abiding leader, he is bound by whoever INEC publishes, as both candidates in contention are respectable members of the PDP, and he will treat their issues based on merits and in accordance with the law.”
“The national chairman wishes to assure the people of Ondo State that Party Leaders have been working to ensure the PDP wins in the forthcoming elections, immaterial of who would fly its flag.
“He is not aware of any alleged move to blackmail INEC as he has high regards for the Commission, even as he charges INEC to ensure that the PDP is not shortchanged in any future election, but should allow the people’s votes to count.