Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be getting its acts right as all of its operational organs have united and are now in support of Senator Ahmed Markarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Alhaji Walid Jibrin, who addressed journalists after a marathon meeting said the board has meet with PDP Governors Forum, Former Ministers Forum, Concerned PDP Stakeholders Forum, as well as the constituted organs of the party and had resolved all issues.
Secretary of the board, Ambassador Ojo Maduekwe, while reading resolutions of the meetings, pointed out that all cases in court should be withdrawn by aggrieved members for the party to explore all the internal mechanisms towards resolution of various contending matters.
According to Maduekwe, the serial meetings resolved that “a high powered sub-committee to ensure speedy resolution and reconciliation of all contending issues is being set up.
“It was also agreed that the national caretaker committee of the party, ably led by the former Governor of Kaduna state Sen. Ahmed Markarfi and Sen. Ben Obi, involve members of the Concerned Stakeholders group for effective integration of all views and tendencies.
“A committee has also been set up to meet with former national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
“In the spirit of working together and settling outstanding issues, all matters that are in court, the parties are advised to withdraw them because of the extant regulation of the party, that no matter should go to court; all matters that are in court should be withdrawn immediately as indication of good faith and commitment to party discipline and party unity.
“The various parties are also encouraged to make a commitment to maintain peace and undertaken not to resort with external agencies to meddle with sole internal party affairs.”
He said these decisions were in agreement with those of the convention in Port Harcourt which dissolved the former NWC.
Sen. Ibrahim Mantu, who spoke on behalf of the Concerned PDP Stakeholders Forum said “we recognized Senator Ahmed Mohammed Markarfi as the chairman and Senator Ben Obi as the secretary of the National Caretaker Committee”.
The leaders of the party assured its teeming members to remain steadfast adding that the governors have lent their weight to the agreement as “they are part of it”.