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PDP endorses peace moves

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Abuja   |   06 October 2016   |   1:15 am

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The national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday endorsed the peace moves initiated by its National Caretaker Committee.The meeting also resolved to set up a peace panel on Monday that would be charged with the task of reconciling all aggrieved members of the party.

Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, spokesman of the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee, Dayo Adeyeye, said that it was a meeting of the expanded national caucus of the committee with a single motive of presenting the peace agenda for approval of members.

He disclosed that the close door meeting deliberated on an address presented by the caretaker committee chairman and unanimously approved it.“This meeting was to get the endorsement of the caucus. It is not about giving conditions, but to move forward. It was agreed that members of caucus and the NEC are the same and it is assumed that having briefed the members of caucus there is no need for NEC.” Adeyeye said.

The meeting had the governors of Ondo, Gombe and Taraba states, Olusegun Mimiko, Ibrahim Dankwambo and Ishaku Dariye in attendance.Any member of the party did however not witness the meeting from the camp led by the PDP former National Chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff.

The caretaker committee and Sheriff had two weeks ago announced a decision to put an end to the five-month old internal crisis in the party.On the defection of former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, from the PDP to the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Adeyeye said that plans were being perfected to ensure that all those who defected lose their seats in the National Assembly.

The two camps had at an earlier meeting called on all party members to remain calm and refrain from any actions and utterances that could further bring divisions in the party.

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