Makarfi-Led Caretaker Committee Formally Takes Over PDP

PDP-Ahmed MakarfiThe opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has moved a step closer towards restoring the peace in its fold as the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee formally took over the affairs of the party on Tuesday.
The immediate past Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, performed the handing over on behalf of the dissolved National Working Committee at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja under the guidance of the Board of Trustees.
The Caretaker Committee is to run the affairs of the PDP until a national convention is held to elect new set of party leaders.
The formal hand over was sequel to a meeting held Monday night at the Ondo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja in which the BoT, Makarfi group, the Concerned Stakeholders led by former Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana as well as some members of the immediate past NWC, under Ali Modu Sheriff, agreed to work together.
“We are here to formally hand over to the caretaker committee appointed by the convention and we assure you that all politics is local, our leaders must go back to the grassroots, it is not enough to be in Abuja”, Mr. Secondus said.
“We no longer have government, we no longer have security forces, we don’t have money, and so what matters now is the grassroots; the popularity of the leaders to be able to deliver”.
Prior to his formal taking over as caretaker chairman of the PDP, Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State and two-term senator, had told the press at the end of Monday night’s meeting that Mr. Sheriff would have been part of the gathering but for his trip abroad.