Board of trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, has made several attempts to bury hatchets between Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and Senator Markafi, the National Caretaker committee of the party, but met a brick wall again today Wednesday.
Sheriff was said to have maintained that “for peace to return to the party, the proposed national convention scheduled for August 17 in Port Harcourt should be put off, and the care taker committee dissolved to allow for a fresh start”.
Senator Ali Modu, who met with the BoT committee on Tuesday Night, also gave conditions that, “the new convention which I will propose must be held in Abuja and the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike should not head the convention committee”.
It was gathered that apart from his opposition to the choice of Port Harcourt, senator Sheriff also insisted that the ward, local government and state congresses already concluded and approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) must stand.
In his words, “If our leaders have taken their responsibilities, we would never have had most of the problems we are facing today. When a leader refused to stand up to his responsibilities, there will be problem. Some of our leaders are party to our problem, the moment we want to use impunity to address matters, it will not work” he said.
“All that was disused today (Tuesday) was the problems. They will go back to the BoT that set them. I am sure that in the next meeting, they come back with recommendations that will bring lasting solutions and peace to the party”.
“We are delighted that there have been a clear resolution on the determination and the desire that the problems been resolved, unity be re -established and for PDP to move forward.”
“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.”