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Sheriff praises Jonathan for preaching political solution to PDP crisis

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Abuja   |   02 March 2017   |   1:42 am

Ali Modu Sheriff

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for insisting on applying political solution to the party’s crisis.

A statement by the national secretary of the party, Professor Wole Oladipo, disclosed that the position of the former President became the subject matter of a meeting held yesterday by the Sheriff-led national working committee.

It reads in parts: “Sequel to the official re-opening of our national secretariat at Wadata Plaza, Abuja, the National Working Committee ( NWC ) met on Wednesday March 1, 2017 and resolved to commend the leadership role exhibited by former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in finding a lasting solution to the PDP leadership crisis.”

“The NWC notes with satisfaction the stand of the body of PDP governors on the need to adopt a political solution in bringing lasting peace to the party.The NWC restates its readiness to fully participate in the peace process.”

PDP governors had on Tuesday met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja to find ways of resolving the crisis in the party.

Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele fayose told journalists at the end of the meeting that they want “political solution to the party’s crisis.”

The Ekiti governor said the meeting was at the instance of the former president, “who is genuinely interested in finding a solution to the crisis” and urged party members to refrain from making inflammatory statements that could compound PDP’s problems.




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