PDP CRISIS: Sheriff, Makarfi, should step down in Party’s interest

An elder-statesman and a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Mohammed Rabiu Bako has called on the Ali Modu Sherrif and the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committees to sheath their sword and step aside in the interest of the party.

The former Commissioner under the Makarfi administration in Kaduna State spoke with reporters in Kaduna on the state of affairs of the party and efforts being made to settle the crisis.

He said the call has become necessary in view of the need for them to make sacrifices as the party is greater than any individual or groups, hence the call for speedy resolution of the impasse so that the party would reposition itself for future challenges ahead.

“It is apparent that the two leaders are playing to the gallery with each trying to outsmart the other. This attitude is certainly and totally detrimental to the progress of our party particularly now that we are in the opposition. It is not in the interest of our party for our leaders to throw tantrums at each other at the slightest opportunity thereby personalizing the leadership of the party. as it is now, one would have expected that the Board of Trustee, our respected elders and governors would have taken full charge of the situation by demanding for the resignation of the leadership of the two warring camps so that normalcy will be restored in the affairs of our great party.” He said.

The elder-statesman emphasised that his call was with all sense of responsibility, having witnessed the dismal outcome of both the Edo and Ondo gubernatorial elections being lost to this unwarranted fractionalization.

“Sadly enough, we are currently witnessing defections of monumental proportions from a party that promises to wrestle power from the APC come 2019” He added”.

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