PDP crisis: Makarfi faults factional chairmen for endorsing sheriff
• Ekiti PDP Disowns Abuja Meeting
National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday, faulted the purported endorsement of Governor Seriake Dickson committee report by some factional chairmen of some state chapters of the party. He said it was another illegality perpetrated by dissidents within the party.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, the committee said: “The alleged endorsement of the report of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led Reconciliation Committee of the PDP, at an assembly of 23 men purporting to be different state chairmen of our party was done by fake PDP State chairmen.”
“We wish to state without ambiguity that the action of these elements is a ruse, lies and a mere continuation of the impunity of Senator Sheriff and his dissident backers within the party.
“For the records, we wish to make it abundantly clear that many of those men are not elected state chairmen of our party, not at any time, even when Senator Sheriff was the recognised Chairman of the party. Many of those who attended the meeting and their sponsors are double dealers and in politics, such as we play in Nigeria, it is not uncommon to find those who will run with the hare and at the same time hunt with the fox.”
It would be recalled that a group of party chairmen under the leadership of Bayelsa State PDP chairman, Moses Cleopas, met in Abuja, last night and threw their weight behind the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Sheriff and the recommendations of the Governor Seriake Dickson’s reconciliation committee for a unity national convention to hold not later than August this year.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has described the meeting purportedly held in Abuja Friday, by 23 state chairmen of the party as mere gathering of y strange people parading themselves as state chairmen of the PDP on the strength of their appointment by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
The party said; “No genuine state chairman of the PDP will associate with Senator Ali Modu Sherriff, considering the damage he has done to the party, except those he handpicked to buy legitimacy for himself.”