The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu-Sheriff and former Niger state governor, Babangida Aliyu have called on aggrieved members of the party to come back.
They made the call on Sunday at a visit to former military President, Ibrahim Babangida in Minna.
An appeal court in Port Harcourt last Friday recognised the Modu-Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, while declaring the convention that established the Ahmed Makarfi’s caretaker committee as illegal.
Sheriff said that the court ruling was a victory for the Party and not him.
“My victory is a victory for PDP all over Nigeria. There is no loser; it is just a misunderstanding within a family.
“We are calling on everybody to come together so that the party can be a formidable one once again.
Babangida commended Sheriff for the manner he handled his victory at the Appeal court.
“I am very happy with your statement after the court ruling; it shows that there is room for reconciliation and unity.
“There is need to bring everybody back together to make the party a formidable opposition party, Babangida said.
On the purpose of his visit after two-hour meeting with Babangida, Modu-Sheriff said “IBB is our father’.
“IBB congratulated me and advised me to continue that way so that I can bring everybody back together to make the party a formidable opposition party.
“What we want to do now is how to put the party back to shape so that everyone that is aggrieved is brought back as one united family once again.
“This is because united we stand, divided we fall,’ he said.
On Ahmed Makarfi, leader of another PDP faction, Modu-Sheriff said he has extended his hand of fellowship to him.
“I have called Makarfi himself, and everybody to come back so that we can work together.