Mon, Sep 25, 2023

People have seen the alternative they have been waiting for in PDP - Makarfi

People have seen the alternative they have been waiting for in PDP - Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Caretaker Committee, said the Supreme Court judgment on the party’s leadership tussle has stabilised Nigeria’s polity.

Makarfi made the observation when he received a delegation of the PDP Women Forum in his office at the party’s National Secretariat on Wednesday in Abuja.

Makarfi, who said that the judgment had also calmed down tensions, promised that PDP would not let Nigerians down.

“It was a landmark judgment that touches on every political party you can think of. It is a landmark judgment that has stabilised the polity.

“We know there is hunger, we know that there are difficulties, all kinds of problems in the country, but as soon as this judgment came, it seemed to have brought down tempers.

“Why tempers have gone down is that people have seen the alternative they have been waiting for. We will work together as always to make sure we don’t let the people down,” Makarfi said.

He re-emphasised that the party leadership would pursue reconciliation with PDP members who had either left the party or developed cold feet, even before 2015.

He added that apart from reconciliation, PDP needed to expand and attract new members to go beyond what it used to be, saying the process required accommodation.

“If you can’t reconcile, you can’t expand if your policy will be exclusive in nature.

“As you reconcile and expand, you accommodate different political interest that is rational, that is reasonable, that is fair. Otherwise, people have no reason no reason to reconcile.

Makarfi said that the party’s forthcoming non-elective convention would determine programmes of the National Caretaker Committee.

The leader of the PDP Women delegation, Aisha Aliyu, said the PDP women having supported and followed the travails of the committee in the last two years, pledged to remain as trusted stakeholders, ready to champion the rebranding of the party.


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