Moves to end PDP leadership crisis ongoing, says Ojougbo
The two factions in the leadership tussle rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are meeting to resolve the impasse, the Deputy National Chairman of the Alli Modu Sheriff group, Dr. Cairo Ojougbo, has disclosed.
Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, he, however, condemned the remarks credited to the spokesman of the Ahmed Makarfi faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who reportedly called for the arrest of the erstwhile Borno State governor.
Ojougbo, who declined further details about the truce process, noted that his group had submitted its terms to reconciliatory panel whose membership he also kept secret.
“I want to make this point clear. The Caretaker Committee led by Ahmed Makarfi and the Ali Modu Sheriff-led PDP have been discussing. We have been looking for ways to make peace. People like Adeyeye who want this crisis to continue, have been talking carelessly. They have their own personal agenda. I know that Makarfi will not make such a statement. He is a gentleman and not somebody given to such utterances. So, I want to excuse him.
“If such a statement came from Makarfi, Sheriff would have known what to do, to address it properly. Because we know that he could not make such a statement, it was Adeyeye that is quoted,” he added.
Ojougbo maintained that Sheriff remained the authentic PDP chairman, citing an Abuja high Court injunction which reportedly compelled the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept only the names submitted the group in respect of the Edo State governorship election holding on September 10 this year.