PDP Governors Set To Form New Party, Abandon PDP for Ali Modu Sheriff

As the crisis in the Peo­ple’s Democratic Par­ty (PDP) rages, there are indications that governors and stakeholders in the party are planning to form another party.


The move, was to abandon it to the embattled former PDP National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, since the ef­forts to resolve the crisis bedev­illing the party had failed.
Since the leadership cri­sis begun, the party’s national secretariat was closed for the past four months and about 18 court cases had dogged the par­ty within the period.

The PDP Board of Trus­tees (BoT) had because of the crisis inaugurated a reconcil­iation committee, which had met with Sheriff and his mem­bers on how to address the cri­sis in the party.
Sheriff on the other hand has given conditions for the cri­sis to be resolved; one of them is that the party recognizes him as the chairman and sack the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee, which according to them, is illegal.
He also demanded that he should be allowed to chair the PDP’s forthcoming National Convention and handle other sundry issues.
The disagreement led to why two conventions of the PDP were aborted in Port Har­court, Rivers State.

Even though sources claimed that the two parties were still meeting on how to resolve the crisis, some stake­holders and governors, it was gathered, were no longer com­fortable with the development, hence their plan to form anoth­er party in order to move on.
Sheriff’s camp, which has already gotten wind of the plan by the governors and the stake­holders, has threatened to take legal action against the gover­nors.

A member of the Sheriff’s camp told our correspondent that if the governors go ahead with the move, they would have serious issues to contend with in court.
“If the governors should try it, they will have serious is­sues to contend with in court. We will take them to court,” he said.

Source: BreakingTimes

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