Prof. Jerry Gana, the head of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) reconciliation committee, on Tuesday, August 9 said Nigerians are yearning and crying for the return of the party into power.
In a bid to resolve the crisis, the PDP Board of Trustees, led by Senator Walid Jibrin, inaugurated an 18-man reconciliation committee to unite party chieftains.
Speaking after a meeting with Sheriff, Gana said the committee had taken note of the problems causing disaffection within the party.
He said: “We are here to find out together how PDP can be solid, firm, cohesive and triumphant.
“This is because Nigerians are waiting for PDP, they are missing the PDP, they are crying and yearning for PDP because the 16 years of democracy cannot be wasted away. We are here not as a panel, not as a court, not even as an appeal committee but from the BoT as heirs of the family.
“In a family there must be sometimes problems here and there but there must be re-consolidation. Where there are elders people say things don’t go wrong. The purpose of our being here is for this party to be strong again and be reunited. “We are delighted that there have been clear resolutions on the determination and the desire that the problems be resolved, unity be re-established and for PDP to move forward.”
Sheriff on his path, the disputed National Chairman of the PDP, Sheriff, said that the rule of law must prevail for the party’s crisis to be resolved. The PDP relinquished power at the federal level in 2015 when it lost to the All Progressive Congress after ruling for 16 years. Since the party lost, it has been embroiled in different battles, with the most recent being the face off between Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, over the leadership of the party.