By Emeka Nze Abuja National chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has vowed that the people at the grassroots would no longer be shortchanged through the imposition of candidates even as he acknowledged that some of the problems of the party were manmade. Sheriff was speaking yesterday in Abuja when PDP supporters loyal to the Senator Senator Hope Uzodimma, representing Imo West paid him a solidarity visit at the Wadata Plaza, headquarters of the party. Sheriff stated that politicians who were not in touch with their base would no longer determine who becomes the candidate of the party. “I have no apology to reiterate that I want to return the party to the grassroots. Th is party belongs to all of us, it belongs to all Nigerians, let’s come together and build the party. Some of the problems in the party are man-made problems. “I am from Borno state, I will not be in Abuja to determine what happens in Borno. You are free to make anyone you want to become your governor without interference.”
Earlier in his speech, Uzodimma, who organised the visit, lamented that South-East states had less than three percent capital vote in the proposed budget which according to him was the result of playing opposition politics in the country.
Uzodimma said he would reach out to other South East states to see how to improve the fortunes of the PDP in the zone. He stated that were PDP in power the scenario would have been diff erent stating that the problem of PDP was inability of the divergent personal ideologies to converge into a party ideology