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PDP Reconciliation Move Finally Collapses

PDP Vows To Pursue Edo Election Results To Logical Conclusion
Posted: Oct 19, 2016 at 4:15 am   /   by   /   comments (2)


Rotimi Akinwumi


Abuja – The reconciliation move by the contending factions within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally hit the rock.
Independent reported exclusively on Tuesday that the attempt by the warring factions to settle their differences was under intense threat because of the displeasure of most stakeholders about the latest move of Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, leader of one of the factions, which they felt was inimical to the peace process.
On Tuesday, the scheduled inauguration of the reconciliation committee which was jointly planned by the camp of Ali Modu-Sheriff and that of the caretaker committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi was put off without any of the two camps giving any reason for it.
Independent learnt authoritatively that a space had been booked and paid for at the luxurious Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja for the event which was not eventually used.
However, it was learnt that some of the governors elected on the platform of the PDP had a meeting earlier in the day prior to the 4:00p.m scheduled time for the inauguration where a firm decision was taken that the Governors’ Forum would not be part of the programme.
The two camps were to come together to put together a 24-man committee to seek solutions to the crisis rocking the party.
However, a governor had told Independent on Monday afternoon that the event won’t hold because those of them supporting the caretaker committee are not comfortable with the body language and actual actions of the Modu-Sheriff led group.
Though what this newspaper learnt initially was that the trio of Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo and Nyesom Wike of River State were the ones who had openly expressed their disgusts about the inconsistencies of the Modu-Sheriff group, it, however, emerged on Tuesday that all other governors toed the line of their colleagues.
It was gathered that majority of the stakeholders, made up of board of trustees’ (BoT) members, National Assembly caucus, National Executive Committee (NEC) members, had expressed dissatisfaction with the “lip service” Modu-Sheriff and his loyalists were mouthing at every opportunity in expressing their readiness for peace, whereas their attitudes are making the problem more difficult to resolve.
Recently, the Modu-Sheriff camp inaugurated a factional state executive working committee for the party chapter in Delta State, just as the Modu-Sheriff camp brazenly announced its decision not to accept Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the PDP governorship candidate for Ondo State.
The deadline for the substitution of candidate for the Ondo State governorship contest ends today (Wednesday), but the Modu-Sheriff camp are still insisting on having Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the party for the election in place of Jegede..
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court 9, Abuja last Friday compounded the problems of the party through a judgment pronouncing Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP governorship candidate for Ondo State.
The pronouncement by Justice Abang was wildly celebrated by the Modu-Sheriff camp with a press conference held to state unequivocally that they will not accept Jegede as the party’s candidate for the Ondo election.
The Makarfi camp has also insisted that the claim by the Modu-Sheriff camp is nothing but an attempt to cause trouble again.
One of the PDP governors, who spoke to Independent, said emphatically on Monday that he did not see any chance of genuine reconciliation taking place in the PDP with the stance and body language of the Modu-Sheriff camp.

Comments (2)

  • Bukola Raji Oct 19, 2016 at 8:13 am Bukola Raji

    Its better now let it die by fire

  • Auwal Abdullahi Salisu Oct 19, 2016 at 5:51 am Auwal Abdullahi Salisu

    By God grace the PDP reconciliation should be finally destory, the looters party.

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