*Sheriff promises aggressive reconciliation
By PRECIOUS IBINABO DAVIDS, Port Harcourt
The acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has assured that the party will embark on an aggressive reconciliation process after the convention to ensure that every interest group is carried along.
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,
Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, which AUTHENTIC News Daily got a copy of, he spoke with journalists after he was screened at the Rivers State PDP Secretariat on Friday .
The Screening Committee had Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) , Rivers State Attorney-General as chairman with former deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Emeka Ihedioha as a prominent member of the committee.
Senator Modu Sheriff said: “PDP is the only party belongs to Nigerians and owned by Nigerians. There is no sole owner of PDP. PDP is for you, PDP is for our brothers in the village, PDP is for the elder in Abuja, PDP is for everybody. Therefore, we will carry everyone along”.
He added: “The way forward is for everybody to be united. Anybody that is aggrieved, we will work towards getting our members on one page.
“We want a united house. In party politics, it is natural that all views must not be the same. As much as possible, we try to unite all views for everyone to have a sense of belonging “.
Also speaking after he was screened, Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus described the screening as normal in party politics as it is constitution.
Chairman of the National Convention PDP Screening Committee, Hon. Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) said that the screening was done in line with the constitution of the party.
He said that the exercise was thorough.
The committee also screened other aspirants into different offices of the National Working Committee, NWC.