Sheriff, Jonathan Meet Over PDP Crisis

Former President Jonathan with Sheriff/Photo: Channels TV
Former President Jonathan with Sheriff/Photo: Channels TV

By Victor Ernest

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, held talks with the former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Monday on ways to bring factions in the party together.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting which held behind closed doors, Jonathan and Senator Sheriff declared that the current leadership crisis in the PDP would soon be resolved.

The former president stated that he would meet with other aggrieved members; a move he believes would make the party stronger ”so that we will be able to do what is expected of us as a political party.”

On his part, Senator Sheriff declared that there is only one party and one chairman, and that they are working to ensure the party’s unity.

It is the second time in one week that leaders of the party are meeting with the former president on how to resolve the leadership impasse.

Jonathan had hosted the leadership and Strategy Review Committee of the PDP at his home in Abuja.

The visit was to inform the former president of the issues surrounding the party’s leadership and winning elections convincingly under the current leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Jonathan expressed belief that the loss of power at the centre was only temporary, insisting that the PDP would do better in the next general election.

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