Embattled factional chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff has stated that he is qualified to be the President of Nigeria.
Sheriff said this when he appeared on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television, Sheriff said he has paid his dues in politics and can serve in the highest office in the land.
The former Borno state governor also denied ever promising to give the vice-president’s ticket to anyone.
“I have never told anyone that I want to be the president or 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,” he said
“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.”
Sheriff also denied the report that he had the intention of stepping down in 2018 in order to pick the party’s presidential ticket.
“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,” he said.
“The fact of the matter is that I have never told anybody anything like that.”