Governors, BoT, Sheriff, Makarfi meet today over PDP crisis

Ali Modu Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would meet today in Abuja with aggrieved members to find a lasting solution to the crisis within the party.

Stakeholders expected at the meeting at the Ondo Governor’s Lodge in Abuja are, the PDP Governors’ Forum, National Assembly Caucus, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, the Makarfi-led care taker committee and the former National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff.

Disclosing this yesterday, the Director General of PDP Governors’ Forum, Osaro Onaiwu, said that the agenda of the meeting is to resolve the crisis rocking the party.

He added that decision would also be taken on the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial election.Onaiwu said: “The leaders of the party, the Governors’ Forum, National Assembly Caucus, BoT, Makarfi group and Sheriff group will meet tomorrow (today) to address the issue in the party. We want to resolve the crisis in the party once and for all. We want to find lasting solution to it. All parties involved are invited for this meeting. The forthcoming Edo election will also be addressed.”

Recall that after the party’s national convention in Port Harcourt on May 21, where Sheriff was sacked as the national chairman, the party constituted a caretaker committee headed by former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi to head the party for a period of three months. But dissatisfied with this development, Sheriff has gone to challenge the action of the party, a situation that led the PDP national secretariat to be sealed off by armed policemen for days before it was reopened recently.The national secretariat was opened after the intervention of the party’s BoT.

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