His words as at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja today:
“I remain the authentic national chairman of PDP until 2018 unless the court of our land said I should cease to be, which I will obey. But, as of today till 2018, I, Ali Modu Sheriff, is the National Chairman of PDP/
“Ali Modu Sheriff did not want to be chairman; they begged me to be. All of them came to beg me. Now that the police have handed over the security of the secretariat to the party, I will be coming everyday as the authentic chairman of the party.
“We have also asked interested candidates (of Edo governorship election) to come and buy their forms for the primaries from Tuesday. We are not selling the form for N16 million that people are talking about. We are selling it for N10 million,
“All the deputies are waiting; any NWC member that refuses to resume tomorrow, his deputy will take over.”