PDP crisis will be over by December, Chieftain declares

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee Chairman , Sen Ahmed Makarfi, has predicted that the leadership crises that have bedeviled the party will be over by the end of the year .

Speaking in Abuja, the former Kaduna State governor said the decision to give the caretaker committee a one year extension in Port Harcourt during the party’ s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in August was a right decision .

According to Makarfi, before the tenure of his committee expires , the Supreme Court would have settled the leadership crises ravaging the party .

“Now, we are in the Supreme Court . That is an achievement . Hopefully , before the end of the year , we should be able to resolve this crisis, ” Markafi said.

Recall that the leading opposition party has being in crises since its first inconclusive National Congress which saw the emergence of the Sen Ahmed Makarfi- led Caretaker Committee in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in May 2016 .

Following the inauguration of the committee, factional leader of the party , Sen Ali Modu Sheriff , had dragged the party before an Abuja Federal High Court , which in its ruling sacked the Caretaker Committee, saying it was illegally constitute.

Despite the court ruling , the party during the rescheduled convention on August 17 , 2016 , still in Port Harcourt , Rivers State, extended the tenure of the Makarfi- led committee by one year .

However, both aggrieved camps recently agreed to sheathe their sword and give peace a chance.
The matter is currently before the Supreme Court , which will decide who is the authentic leader of the party.

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