Jonathan salutes judiciary, urges genuine reconciliation
• C’River switches allegiance • Ex-ministers tasks Makarfi on rebuilding
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has lauded the judiciary for effectively put to an end the leadership crisis which had factionalised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into two groups. He was reacting yesterday to the judgment by the Supreme which affirmed the leadership of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee.
In a post on his twitter handle, GEJonathan, he urged party members who had defected to return, noting that it was time for a genuine reconciliatory process.
According to him, the PDP was large enough to accommodate everybody and would actually present a better platform.
Following the ruling, the Cross River State government, as expected, has shifted loyalty. It had pitched with the Modu Ali Sherrif in the wake of the
Appeal Court judgment delivered in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The position was communicated by the Special Adviser, Inter Party Affairs, Austin Ibok.
In the meantime, former ministers under the platform have said the ruling presents an opportunity for the rebuilding of the main opposition party ahead of the 2019 elections.
Chairman of the forum and one-time Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Kabir Turaki, held that the judgment has again shown that the party was always able to rise to any challenge in critical times.