I am qualified to be president of Nigeria — Sheriff

Despite failure to reconcile Sheriff with members of the peace committee, the People’s Democratic Party is going ahead with their planned national convention.

The convention is only few days away.

Why PDP approached a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt to direct the police and DSS to provide security for the Convention is unknown.

Curiously, the suit also sought a restraining order from the court preventing the Police, DSS and INEC from interrupting with their convention.

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Meanwhile, Sheriff is still blowing hot, refusing to reconcile with party members.

The embattled factional Chairman has declared he can be the President of Nigeria.

Sheriff was speaking on Channels Television when he described himself as a highly principled individual.

Sheriff also said he believes in democracy and the rule of law.

According to Sheriff “I have never told anyone that I want to be the president.

“I have never told anyone I want to run for the office of the president, but I have a right.

“I am a Nigerian qualified to be a president. Yes I have the right.

“I am a highly principled person.

“If as a founding father of the All Progressives Congress, I could walk out of the convention, then you would know that I am principled.”

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There rumors that Sheriff plans picking up PDP’s presidential ticket in 2018.

Sheriff flatly denied it saying “It is a pure lie. Absolute fabrication.

“I didn’t discuss such with anybody.

“The party zoned the presidency to the north, and northern Nigeria is not for Ali Sheriff alone.

“The fact of the matter is that I have never told anybody anything like that,” Sheriff added.

Sheriff had secured a court order restraining PDP to hold her convention.

It is believed that the court injunction secured by PDP is a backup plan against Sheriff.