PDP Crisis: Makarfi, Sheriff In Peace Moves
The end may be in sight for the lingering crisis in the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as factional leaders of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi, have commenced negotiations on how to engender peace.
The immediate past national vice chairman of the Party, PDP, for South-South, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja, said the Sheriff’s camp had made its terms for truce known to the Makarfi group through an ‘intermediary.’
Ojougboh, who was appointed by Senator Sheriff as deputy chairman, however, insisted that any negotiation for peace must always consider that Sheriff remained the authentic chairman until a properly constituted convention of the party said otherwise.
He, however, declined to give other conditions outlined by Sheriff’s camp for peace to reign in the troubled opposition party, noting that the conditions for truce were being worked out.
Ojougboh warned that the contest was not about Sheriff remaining as chairman of the party by all means, but stopping the reign of impunity in the party and returning power to the people it rightly belonged.
He accused the governors elected on the platform of the PDP of manipulating the recently conducted party congresses in their states and announced that Sheriff had resolved to revisit the congresses nationwide to ensure that the party returned to the people at the grassroots and not the governors.