New National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has disputed change policy claimed by the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC).
Speaking at the thanksgiving ceremony of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State in Umuahia, Sheriff made it clear that it is only PDP that can bring change to Nigeria and promised to take the party back to Aso Villa in 2019.
The former Governor of Borno State took over from Uche Secondus who has been acting as chairman of the party that lost power to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in March 2015 general election.
Sheriff expressed his delight with the position of Chairman and further disclosed that his goal was to lead the PDP back to power. He urged the party to work with him to achieve the purpose. According to him, change has not come to Nigerians, “the real change will come when PDP takes back power in 2019”.
The election of Governor Ikpeazu was recently validated by the Supreme Court prompting him to roll out the drums to thank God for what he called “victory for justice, for the people and for democracy”. He thanked the people of Abia State for standing by him during the moment of trial.
Also at the ceremony were Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and senior PDP members.