24 state chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have declared their support for Ahmed Makarfi, the party’s caretaker committee chairman.
This might put to rest the allegations and counter-allegations flying between the embattled PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff and Makarfi.
The state chairman also called on Sheriff to sheath his sword and support the caretaker chairman for the good of the party.
Daily Post reports that the spokesman of the group, Mr Yunus Sulaiman, the PDP Abuja chairman, said that “We are not happy with what is happening in our party and have resolved to visit you to tell you that we need to find a solution to it.”
Also, Makarfi in his response, said “The courts can make pronouncements even if it is in your Favour but if you don’t have people following you, who will you lead? The people put you forward and if they don’t want you, give way.
“We did not prohibit the visit of brothers and sisters no matter their thinking at the moment. Loyalty is not to individuals but the party and in that course, anybody can go anywhere in the interest of peace.”
“We call unity, sacrifice, accommodation, give and take. Under our leadership, we will provide these things. By the first week of July, we will do that.
“I want to call on Sheriff and those associating with him to take the path of dialogue and not to do anything further that will cause PDP harm in Edo state. Validly, legally, no primary can be conducted in Edo again because of the window provided by the elector*l Act. If his intention is not to cost us Edo election, there shouldn’t be any utterance on Edo election. What you cannot achieve through dialogue, you cannot achieve it the other way,” Makarfi added.
Ahmed Makarfi also appealed to the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services(DSS) to call Sheriff to order.