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PDP crisis: We’re ready for peace – Sheriff


The former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has finally submitted to truce to resolve the leadership crisis rocking the party.

The erstwhile PDP Vice Chairman (South-South), Cairo Ojougboh who claims to be the acting Deputy National Chairman of the party, made this known in Abuja at a press briefing on Thursday.

According to Ojougboh, Sheriff is ready to make peace and dialogue with other warring groups.

The party has been enmeshed in crisis since May 21 after the Port Harcourt Convention sacked him and appointed Ahmed Makarfi as Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee.

But despite his sack, Sheriff has insisted that he remains the National Chairman of the party.

While saying that a reconciliation committee has been set up to resolve the crisis, Ojougboh said the only condition for peace is when Sheriff is recognised as National Chairman of the party.

This, he said, will enable him conclude congresses where there are disputes and conduct the forthcoming National Convention.

He, however, did not name members of the committee.

The PDP chieftain posited that despite the multiple court cases, only a political solution will resolve the crisis.

“Recognition of Sheriff remains the panacea to resolving the crisis in the party. We are willing to make peace. Both sides are working towards resolving the crisis”, he said.