PDP crisis: We do not know about Sheriff’s planned convention – Makarfi

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The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said it is unaware of plans by the National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, to hold a national convention to elect new leaders.

On Wednesday, Sheriff revealed that he will step down from his position after a national convention.

He pleaded with Governors and other stakeholders to let peace reign in PDP until then. He however did not state the date and venue for the convention.

“In the name of God, let’s re-build this party. Don’t divide the party. Let everybody unite in order to rebuild the party. I beg Fayose to respect PDP and the people of Nigeria. I beg him. Whatever you say today, posterity will judge you, so I beg him. ‎Let’s tell Nigerians that our party is for all.

“I am not going to be chairman forever. I will leave office after the convention. We will do a credible convention. Whoever is against me should wait until after the convention,” Sheriff said.

Reacting to Sheriff’s statement, spokesman to Makarfi’s camp, Dayo Adeyeye told the Nation: “What convention and what is the time and date for the convention?”

Adeyeye, however, urged party members to remain law abiding and not to do anything that will deepen the crisis within the party.


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