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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

#PDP FIGHT: MAKARFI SURRENDERS TO SHERIFF


 
The leadership crisis in People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is coming to an end with the recognition of Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff as the National Chairman of the party by the Ahmed Makarfi faction.


This came to light yesterday during the submission of a report of the reconciliation committee to Senator Modu-Sheriff by the chairman of the committee, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.


The Makarfi faction also agreed that Modu-Sheriff should chair the convention of the party being proposed for June 30.

Speaking with newsmen after submitting the report, Governor Dickson said political solution is the best option in resolving the party’s crisis, adding that litigation would continue to cause more divisions in the party.

Responding to a question on who would preside over the convention, Dickson said that the Court of Appeal judgment which upheld Modu-Sheriff as the National Chairman of the PDP had already taken care of the question.

“If you go to the Appeal Court or Supreme Court and get judgment, you will still conduct a national convention, so political solution is be best option.’’

Responding after receiving the report, Sheriff said that the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) would look into the report with a view to implementing its recommendations.

“Looking at what you are proposing, in my mind, you have taken all the stakeholders of the party into consideration. There is no section of the party that you have left behind.

“If we as a people given the responsibility are to do this, we may not do better than this."

Governor Dickson expressed the hope that the convention would enable the party to move forward.

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