Major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party has not seen the last of the power tussle running within the ranks of the political party has there has been a new development which has ushered out both the former National chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff and the chairman of the caretaker committee, Makarfi.
The tussle took a new dimension today as the party’s Board Of Trustees, BOT, chairman, Walid Jibrin announced that both Sheriff and Makarfi have been sacked and the party’s leadership henceforth has been taken over by the BOT.
Walid Jibrin said: “Today, the BOT remains the only legal body now in the whole set up and that is why we are here to play our role,”
He added: “We are not here to take over the secretariat. We are here to perform our duties as enshrined in the constitution, hoping that our problems will be resolved soon.
“We, the BOT have taken it upon ourselves to ensure we play a great role in resolving the problems.
“We have gone very far in resolving them. We have made some contacts and consultations.
“We are not here to cast blame on anybody. If it means to go to anybody to solve the problem, we will do so.”
Maintaining that the board will at all times b neutral as it strives to maintain peace and restore order to the party, Jibrin said: “The PDP has come to stay. PDP will never die,” he said. PDP will continue to rule.
“We are only on sabbatical leave and once the sabbatical is over, we are going to take over our leadership because it is our own. We are going back in 2019. But we can only do that if we cooperate and unite”. www.herald.ng
Opinion: As the PDP, would say previously, whenever there is a crisis in the party, “it’s a family affair”. Let them sort themselves out quickly too. Nigeria needs a strong opposition party.
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