The many troubles bedeviling Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, may be coming to an end. This as the two warring factions of Ali Modu Sherrif and Ahmed Makarfi on Tuesday settled for reconciliation.
The two met in Abuja where they agreed to put their differences behind them.
According to The Premier Times, the caretaker committee was led to the meeting by its National Secretary, Ben Obi, while Cairo Ojougbo, the deputy national chairman of the Sheriff faction, led its members.
At a joint press conference, the groups said they had resolved to bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party in order to achieve sanity in the nation’s democratic process.
Mr. Ojougboh, who read the text of the conference, said that the groups also agreed to constitute a joint committee which would embark on a holistic reconciliation of the aggrieved members of the party nationwide.
He said, “In reviewing the crisis that has engulfed our party, the PDP since the loss of the 2015 general elections, after 16 years of uninterrupted leadership at the centre, it became obvious to both of us as principal actors that it is time to heal the wounds, and bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party that can bring sanity to our democratic process, bringing relief to the teeming supporters of our great party, the PDP and to the benefit of our country Nigeria.
“Based on the above, we have both agreed to consult widely with all relevant organs of the party; set up a joint committee that will carry out a holistic reconciliation of all aggrieved segments of our party across the country and in diaspora; pursue the vision of the founding fathers of our great party the PDP.”
He said the groups asked their members to remain calm and refrain from actions and utterances that could further bring about division and dispute in the party.