By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Mr. SolomonÂ Arase has met with stakeholders within the opposition PeoplesÂ Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja on Friday.This is coming just as the police boss has read a riot act toÂ stakeholders in the party not to engage in act of hooliganism.
A statement issued from the police force headquarters obtained onÂ Friday said the meeting was called to find a lasting solution to theÂ protracted crisis rocking the party.
The statement issued by the spokesperson, Mrs Olabisi Alofe-KolawoleÂ saidÂ Arase convened the meeting with all stakeholdersÂ with a call onÂ combatants to ensure peace.
She stated that the call was particularly for the leading parties inÂ the dispute, such as Senator Ali Modu Sherif and Senator AhmedÂ Makarfi.
Alofe-Kolawole said, â€œAfter exhaustive deliberations, in the meetingÂ that was also attended by the Director-General of Department of StateÂ Services (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura, each of the factions â€“ Sen Ali ModuÂ Sherifâ€™s and Sen Ahmed Mohammed Makarfiâ€™s-led factions agreed toÂ nominate four representatives, each, for peace talks to arrive at aÂ harmonized position within one weekâ€¦â€
She however added that while the reconciliation is ongoing the PDPÂ Secretariat at Wadata House Plaza and Legacy House should be underÂ lock and key pending the outcome of the resolution.