The embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has made it clear that he remains the national chairman of the party even as he described the national convention held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Saturday as a charade.
Modu Sheriff said the Convention, which he had earlier announced postponed, stood cancelled.
He said what transpired at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt after he pronounced the Convention cancelled was a charade, adding that it was illegal.
Sheriff had on Saturday, pronounced the Convention postponed, alluding to the court judgments directing that it should not hold. He asked the delegates who turned up for the convention to return home.
But after the pronouncement, the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, declared the Congress open.
At the Congress, it was agreed that a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, should head an interim committee to lead the party. Makarfi is to be assisted by six other members.
The team was given 90 days within which to conduct an acceptable National Convention. [myad]