The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has cautioned a factional leader of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, against smearing his name with untrue utterances that has to do with the 2019 presidential elections.
Sheriff gave the warning at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja when he received PDP delegation from Zamfara State.
He was reacting to Makarfi’s recent declaration that Sheriff wants to conduct a convention that will be skewed towards his emergence as the presidential candidate of the party for the 2019 elections.
Makarfi had actually said Sheriff was planning to hold a convention due to his ambition.
But Sheriff told the Zamfara delegation: “I am not an ambitious person like some of my friends. One of the newspapers reported that Sheriff wants to do convention because he wants to become president. President of Nigeria is decided by God and the people.
“Whenever people lack confidence in themselves, they don’t believe in the will of God. I have called him this morning. It is will of God. I want to sincerely request Makarfi to watch his words. I don’t believe that anyone of us here have the powers of God.”
He also said Makarfi should mind his business and stop writing his (Sheriff’s) name all the time