…Makarfi group heads for convention
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
THE peace talks between the Senator Ali Modu Sherrif faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the mainstream of the party failed yesterday, as both groups did not agree on the terms for peace.
The Chairman of the PDP Reconciliation Committee, Prof. Jerry Gana yesterday night submitted the report of his committee to the chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, in his Abuja residence.
Gana stated that his committee consulted and discussed with all aggrieved persons in the party in the course of its assignment. He said that one of the recommendations of the committee is that members should stop rushing to the court on issues that are internal affairs of the party. He said the national convention of the party would hold as scheduled.
Gana was, however, silent on whether the committee acceded to conditions given by Sheriff for peace to be restored in the party. But the Special Assistant Media to Sheriff, Inuwa Bwala, confirmed to Sunday Sun that there was no truce between the feuding parties.
“They are playing to the gallery. Nigerians know. Let them be exhibiting their ignorance. The law will catch up with them,” Bwala told Sunday Sun on telephone yesterday night.
The reconciliation committee and other leaders of the party, including governors, have been engaged in a marathon meeting with Sheriff’s group since last Tuesday.