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The PDP leadership tussle was hard but sweet and good at the end - Makarfi

The PDP leadership tussle was hard but sweet and good at the end - Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said on Thursday in Abuja that the party’s leadership tussle was a “hard battle“.

Makarfi made the confession when he received a delegation of the PDP former Ministers Forum led by its chairman, Taminu Turaki, who paid him a courtesy visit.

He, however, said that the outcome of the battle as decided by the Supreme Court was sweet and good, not only for PDP members, but also for Nigerians generally.

“It is a victory for all political parties because the issue of convention was involved and the Supreme Court upheld the power of the convention.’’

He recalled that the party`s leadership crisis erupted after its convention in Port Harcourt in 2016.

He said that through it, the PDP has paid the price of democracy for other political parties.

Makarfi further said that committees would be set up to resolve some issues in the party`s South-West chapter as well as interact with Ali Modu-Sheriff and other stakeholders.

“We will leave the room open. Modu-Sheriff accepted the judgment going by what i read in the media.”

He urged party members who had defected to the All Progressives Congress and the newly found political parties to return to the PDP fold.

Turaki had earlier congratulated Makarfi and his committee members and all PDP members on the victory at the Supreme Court.

He said the party must look inward, learn from its past mistakes and ensure that things were done in a transparent manner going forward.

He stressed that there must be plain ground for all party members to explore, adding that its leadership must adopt an all inclusive process.



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