PDP BOT Fails To Resolve Factional Crisis

PDP BOT Chairman, Walid Jubril
PDP BOT Chairman, Walid Jubril

There is no end in sight yet for the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the two warring factions of the party continue to disagree over plans to conduct fresh national convention.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the PDP, headed by Walid Jubril, passed a vote of confidence on the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee in Abuja.

The BOT also mandated the Committee to prepare for a fresh convention, which will be held in Abuja.

But in a statement soon after, Kairo Ojougboh, acting deputy chairman of the Ali Modu-Sheriff-led faction of PDP, said the party’s Board of Trustees’ decision was wrong.

Ojuogboh claimed that the board had even brought more crises to the party instead of working to resolve the challenges at hand.

The Sheriff’s faction insisted that the Makarfi-led caretaker committee must be dissolved before any peace or reconciliation process would commence.

Recall that problem began in the PDP after some members of the party at a national convention in Port Harcourt removed Modu-Sheriff as the chairman of the party.

But before his removal, the former Borno State governor had announced the postponement of the convention, citing a court order that had asked the party not to go ahead with the convention.



    But the party BoT insisted that Senator Sheriff was no longer the chairman of the party and set up a Caretaker Committee led by former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi.

    Since that convention, the self-acclaimed biggest political party in Africa has remained divided over who the authentic leader of the party is.

    The tussle has witnessed series of court actions and different judgments from different judges.

    Modu-Sheriff insists he remains the National Chairman of the PDP while the Makarfi-led committee has continued to plan for another national convention where the party’s executives would be elected.


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