Sheriff, Makarfi Consent To Work For Peace In PDP

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might be over soon. This took after the assention came to by the two groups after a meeting yesterday to stop all types of dangers against each other.

The meeting, which was called by the Chairman of the party’s reconciliation board of trustees and Governor of Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson, additionally settled that the party must concentrate on to how to shape an formidable opposition.

A report issued toward the end of the meeting, which was attended by the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee and the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction peruses: “That all the actors should desist from making derogatory, inflammatory and divisive statements against party officials, stakeholders and members.

“That the party should not dissipate its energy amongst itself but to focus on how to unite and be a formidable opposition, capable of taking over power from the failed All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government.”

The statement added that every key actors in the on-going peace process ought to consequently cease from putting forth open expressions assaulting each other and proclamations, or suggesting negative acts that were equipped for dragging the gathering to the mud.

“The PDP has agreed to work together with the National Reconciliation Committee led by Dickson to engender peace and genuine reconciliation,” the statement added. The communiqué was signed by the spokesperson of the national caretaker committee, Dayo Adeyeye and former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak.

Both Modu-Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi were absent from the meeting, however some of their followers, among them Modu-Sheriff’s agent, Cairo Ojougbo and the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Walid Jibrin attended.

Jibrin promised to gather a meeting of the trustees soon to consider the report. In the mean time, the Supreme Court has settled May 4, for the hearing of a complaint recorded against the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP.

The Modu-Sheriff’s faction of the party had documented two separate motions at the apex court, challenging the competence of the Makarfi’s appeal against the judgment conveyed by the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt.

However, the Makarfi group, through its counsel, Mr. Kanu Agabi recorded a counter-sworn statement asking the court to disapprove the other group’s two motions and permit the principle request to be heard commendably.

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