Sheriff has held meetings with former Minister of Transport, Chief Ojo Maduekwe and other major players in the party to prevent a mass exodus from the PDP.
Newly appointed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff is said to be making attempts to keep the peace in the party following the controversy caused by his appointment.
Sheriff has held meetings with former Minister of Transport, Chief Ojo Maduekwe and other major players in the party to prevent a mass exodus from the PDP, The Nation reports.
“Sheriff has met with ex-National Secretary of the party, Chief Ojo Maduekwe and other leaders begging them not to leave the PDP. He is worried that his emergence has caused division within the party,” a source said.
“Again, he met with the Chairman of PDP Ministers Forum, Tanimu Turaki(SAN) to prevail on his members to shelve the Tuesday session which might embarrass him as a leader.
“As I am talking to you, both Governor Olusegun Mimiko and National Secretary Prof. Wale Oladipo, have been reaching out to most leaders of the party to convince them to accept Sheriff,” the source added.
Sheriff is also expected to meet with former President, Goodluck Jonathan to seek his intervention in the matter.
Meanwhile, the PDP Board of Trustees has urged Jonathan to withdraw his support for Sheriff.