- The chairman of the PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, says the reconciliation moves of the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, to resolve the party’s leadership crisis has collapsed
- Sheriff alleges that the reconciliation moves initiated by Jonathan has been hijacked by the Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, said he was pulling out the reconciliation move of the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, to resolve the party’s leadership crisis.
Sheriff in a statement signed by his deputy national chairman, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, issued on Thursday, April 27, in Abuja, said this was to enable his led National working Committee (NOC) to focus on repositioning the PDP, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said that the reconciliation moves initiated by Jonathan had finally collapsed, alleging that the move had been hijacked by the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.
“We are opting out and focusing our efforts at making the party the darling of Nigerians again.
“We had made tremendous progress before former President Jonathan was asked by party leaders to convene a meeting where stakeholders will adopt the governor Seriake Dickson’s Committee report on reconciliation.
“Unfortunately, former president Jonathan lost control of the meeting he convened and allowed Makarfi group to continue with their anti-party posture,” he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reports that the PDP has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osibanjo pending his full recovery from his undisclosed illness.
The chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, made the call on Thursday, April 27, in an interview with the Nation newspaper.
Makarfi said if President Buhari is not fit enough to remain in office, it’s better to tell the Nigerian people and allow the Vice President to continue as acting president and return to work after full recovery.
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