PDP says it is yet to reach solution in crisis between Makarfi and Sheriff

– The Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the disagreement with the Ali Modu Sheriff faction is not yet solved – The faction said the agreement signed was only a peace deal and not the much-desired ‘political solution’ that would end the party’s crisis –

The faction said it is still looking forward to its appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the Appeal Court ruling Rivers state which recognised Sheriff as the legitimate national chairman of the opposition on February 17

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied reports that the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee and the court-recognised national chairman Ali Modu Sheriff have ended their disagreement. READ ALSO: Police rescues woman who allegedly tried jumping into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge In a statement released on Friday, March 24 and signed Prince Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of Makarfi’s National Caretaker Committee, the party said a solution was yet to be reached on the leadership crisis within the party. NAIJ.com gathered that although the faction admitted that an agreement was signed, it noted the deal on ground was not the much-desired ‘political solution’. The statement read: “The attention of the National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, has been drawn to some publication in the news media misinforming the public that the parties have reached a ‘political solution’. This is not true and we wish to state that the agreement signed yesterday before the Governor Dickson’s Reconciliation Committee was only to stop further media attacks on officers, elders and other stakeholders of the PDP across the internal political divide. “For the record, the agreement was not a POLITICAL SOLUTION but rather an understanding reached urging representative of “the key actors” from both groups not to dissipate energy amongst themselves but to focus on how to unite as a formidable force capable of re-gaining power from the failed All Progressive Congress (APC) led government in the 2019.

“The agreement also implore both parties to desist from making public derogatory remarks against each other that could cause inflammatory reactions capable of dragging the Party to the mud. “It is instructive to note that the National Caretaker Committee and all the organs of the Party are working hard with the Reconciliation Committee ably led by the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson with other stakeholders to reach a lasting political solution. “However, this effort is without prejudice to the Appeal before the Supreme Court of Nigeria against the Court of Appeal Judgment of February 17, 2017.”

plusmilang.com also recalls that reports emerged on Thursday, March 23 that a peace deal had been signed between the Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi to end the leadership crisis rocking the PDP. The report said that the two PDP factions of Ali Modu sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi had signed a peace part to end the crises rocking the party. But with the new statement; it is now clear that the war is far from over and the deal is only a temporary ceasefire.

 

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