Wednesday, 21 September 2016

PDP in Peace: Makarfi and Modu Sheriff settle their differences


Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff Tuesday resolved to settle their differences and work for a United Peoples Democratic Party in the interest of the country and Nigerians.

In a statement jointly signed by Sheriff an Makarfi the two leaders agreed to consult with other relevant organs of the party for a final resolution of the leadership crisis that has engulfed the party for a whole now. Addressing a joint press conference yesterday evening, the Deputy chairman of the Sheriff faction, Dr Cairo Ojuogboh and the secretary of the caretaker committee Senator Ben Obi said the resolution of the crisis followed a meeting between senators Sheriff and Makarfi Tuesday morning.

The statement titled “Rejuvenating the PDP”reads

“This is without prejudice to all outstanding matters in court. At a meeting held this morning between the two of us, a holistic review of the state of affairs of our great party, PDP, was deliberated upon.

“In reviewing the crisis that has engulfed our party since the loss of the 2015 general election after 15 years of uninterrupted leadership at the centre, it became obvious to both of us as principal actors that it is time to heal the wounds. And bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party that can bring sanity to our democratic process. Bringing relief to the teeming supporters of our great party and to the benefit of our great country.

“Based on the above, we have both agreed to: Consult widely with all relevant organs of the party; Set up a joint committee that will carry out a holistic reconciliation of all aggrieved segments of our party across the country and in Diaspora; Pursue the vision of the founding fathers of our great party. “Details of all the above will be made public soonest. “We therefore call on all party members to remain calm and refrain from any actions and utterances that could further bring about divisions or dispute the party”

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