The embattled factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, has declared that as a Nigerian, he’s has what it takes to be the country’s President.
Speaking on a Channels Television Programme, Sunday Politics, the former Borno State governor also described himself as a highly principled individual, who believes in democracy and the rule of law.
According to the embattled Chairman, he has paid his dues in politics and can serve in the highest office in the land.
Sheriff said, “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.
“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.”
On reports that he intends to step down in 2018 in order to pick the party’s presidential ticket, Sheriff said, “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,” he added.