Sheriff Rejects INEC’s Position on PDP Leadership

  • Window for dialogue still open, Says Makarfi
  • Stakeholders meeting to fresh convention

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The factional leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the embattled former national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said it would not accept the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognize Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the party’s candidate for the Edo governorship election.

Sheriff’s position came just as the Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, stated that it has not foreclosed the chances of reaching a peace accord with the aggrieved group despite successes so far recorded by the party at the courts.

Also, the caretaker committee has said that as part it’s effort to quickly deliver on its mandate, it will be holding a stakeholders meeting of the party today (Thursday) to consider the possibility of fixing a fresh national convention within the next 90 days.

While addressing a youth group, the Young Professionals from the South-South who came on a solidarity visit to Sheriff, the former National Vice Chairman of PDP (South-South) Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh said that the group remains the true leadership of the PDP and that the report of INEC’s recognition of the Senator Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the party was a mere rumour.

Further details later