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Resign For Peace To Reign In PDP, Sheriff Tells Makarfi
Former Borno State Governor and factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali-Modu Sheriff, has given conditions that must be met by the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee for peace to return to the party.
He said the only condition for peace was for the caretaker committee led by Ahmed Makarfi to resign, because there is no place for a caretaker committee in the party’s constitution.
He stated this while playing host to a delegation of party members from the 17 local government areas in Abia State.
Earlier at a peace meeting organised to resolve the crisis rocking the party, Modu-Sheriff had ruled out the possibility of an out-of-court settlement of the matter, insisting that the caretaker committee must go.
He also proposed that he be allowed to nominate a chairman, and ten persons into the new convention committee.
“Yes, we have met and issues were discussed but all the issues I put forward for them was for the Makarfi-led caretaker committee to resign. It is an aberration as far as our party constitution is concern. I told them that I am not ready to be a permanent chairman but I want the party to be placed in proper stead,” Modu-Sheriff said.
He added that: “If he resigns tomorrow (referring to Makarfi), I will ask the members of my NWC whose tenure still lasts to 2018, including myself, to set up a convention committee in Abuja and put respected members into the committee.
“In that convention, I will give away my mandate, which does not expire until 2018.
“I have given the people the opportunity to see that Sheriff is not the problem. The problem is that some people want to make the party their personal property and that will not happen under Sheriff,” he said.