PDP bounces back as Makarfi/sheriff resolve their differences

The nation’s major opposition party, People’s Democratic Party, PDP, may have finally resolved the leadership crisis that rocked the party for months.

A hint of this surfaced yesterday, as a member of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ben Obi, said their misunderstanding had been resolved.

The faction recently asked the judge handing the party’s case to hands off.

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Senator Obi spoke with newsmen in Abuja ahead of a joint press conference billed to be addressed by factional chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Makarfi.

Obi, who was flanked by another PDP chieftain from Ali Modu Sheriff’s camp, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, said both leaders have reconciled and would now set up a joint committee with the support of stakeholders.

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He said: “We have decided to issue a joint statement. As we speak today, the PDP is back as one family.

“The two leaders will address you gentlemen of the press.

“They will set up a joint committee with the backing of all important organs of the party.”

Sheriff just over two weeks ago visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo ostensibly over the crisis in the PDP.