PDP Factions Close Ranks, As Makarfi, Modu-Sheriff Meet

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By Nuel Suji – The internal crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may soon be resolved as the two factional Chairmen of the party met Tuesday, pledging to embrace peace.

Modu-Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi

Chairman of the caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi, and factional chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff resolved to close ranks.

Ben Obi, secretary of the party’s national caretaker committee, and Cairo Ojougboh, Sheriff’s deputy, who represented the Modu-Sheriff faction revealed this at a Press Conference in Abuja.

Cairo told journalists that Sheriff and Makarfi, after due consideration of the state of affairs of the party settled for peace and unity without prejudice to all outstanding matters in court.

“It has become obvious to both of us as principal actors that it is time to heal the wounds and bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party, a party that can bring sanity to our democratic process, bring relief to the teeming supporters of our great party and to the benefit of our great country,” he said.

Obi who spoke on behalf of the caretaker committee, also affirmed the resolve of both leaders to reunite the party.

“As we speak today, PDP is back as one. In due course, the two leaders will address the press on the development,” he said.

It was not the first time the factions would come out publicly to talk about the need to give peace a chance.

Previous reconciliation efforts had not been successful.

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