The ousted National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is not fit to be anybody’s Vice President in Nigeria.
Modu Sheriff, who spoke for the first time since his war with governors elected on the platform of the PDP started at the controversial National Convention of the party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State started, said that all the excuses being given by the Governors as reason for their plot to remove him were laughable and lack common sense.
Speaking on what led to his fight with the governors, the former Borno State Governor said he never mentioned to anybody that he wanted to be President in 2019 and could not have offered the vice presidential slot to Fayose.
He said that he knew the antecedents and character of Fayose and does not see anyone making him such a offer.
“I am eminently qualified to seek for the presidency of Nigeria, but I have never told anybody I want to be President.
“But even if I want to be, I cannot offer such a sensitive position to a character like Ayo Fayose, who has exhibited gross disrespect for others.”
He said that it was not true that he made promises to any of the governors on any issue.
Rather, he said what he did was to try to tolerate them as stakeholders, knowing that none of them can manipulate, bribe or dominate him to do only their biddings in a party as big as the PDP with so many big names on parade.
Modu Sheriff challenged any of those who alleged that he made promises to come up with a single proof of any commitment he made to them or anybody.
“I am by far their senior and I have done all these things they think they can do in the party, but I do not deserve the type of treatment they want to mete out to me.” [myad]