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PDP adopts dialogue as pathway to peace

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh
14 July 2016   |   3:14 am
The Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi said the party has adopted dialogue to achieve reconciliation and peace.
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The Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi said the party has adopted dialogue to achieve reconciliation and peace.

However, former National Chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, also yesterday, dismissed insinuations that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adopted Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as the party’s candidate for the September 10 governorship election in Edo State.

Sheriff and Makarfi spoke, when they seperately played hosts to different political and professional groups at different locations in Abuja.

The embattled former national chairman, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, when Young Professionals from South-South visited him, described the adoption of Ize-Iyamu as rumour.

According to him, “We heared the rumour making rounds that INEC has accepted another person as candidate of PDP for Edo State governorship election

“I hereby dispel the rumor and categorically state that INEC has not yet communicated to us.”

Cairo stated that INEC is still considering all judgements and orders of the court on the PDP leadership crisis, adding that the orders of Federal High Court, Abuja specifically asked INEC to recognise only candidates presented by Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic national chairman of the party.

He said, “The court in Port Harcourt is not superior to the one in Abuja and as such cannot reverse the specific orders of the Abuja court ruling,” Ojougboh stated.

He appealed to members of the party to remain calm as the matter is being sorted out.

He also asked Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, who emerged candidate from the Sheriff’s faction in Edo, to continue with his campaign.