PDP leadership crisis: Makarfi committee bows to Sheriff

The crisis rocking the National leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may have been resolved as the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led faction has conceded to the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and has agreed that Sheriif should continue in office for three months to conduct a fresh national convention of the party and at a neutral venue.

At a reconciliatory meeting in Abuja on Tuesday attended by some members of PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), led by Professor Jerry Gana, it was also agreed that the party’s National Convention be postponed from the August 17, 2016 earlier proposed by the factional committee and that; no fresh congress be conducted in any part of the country by the party but to rely on the earlier one conducted by Modu Sheriff.

Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman also insisted that the date and the venue of the fresh convention must be set by all the party’s  stakeholders and approved by its  National Executive Committee.

At the end of the meeting which ended on a convivial note, members of the reconciliatory committee agreed that the committee would reach out to all the Governors on the platform of the PDP to engage them to accept the resolutions.

Earlier, the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, said the rule of law must prevail for the party’s crisis to be resolved.

According to him, the crisis lingered because leaders in the party were not alive to their responsibilities and keep perpetuating it.



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