Sheriff Absent at PDP National Caucus Meeting


Onyebuchi Exigbo in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wednesday held a meeting of its national caucus without the aggrieved factional Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, in attendance.
The meeting served as an opportunity for members to be briefed on the progress of peace and reconcilation and was presided over by the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, along with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibril.

In its resolution, the party joined its Edo State chapter in rejecting the outcome of the governorship election won by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
At an enlarged National Caucus meeting of the party held yesterday evening at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja, under the Chairmanship of the acting National Chairman, Senator Makarfi, the party frowned at what it described as “the brazen display of avarice and desperation against the Edo electorate and democracy.”

A statement issued after the meeting by the party’s Head of Publicity, Chinwe I. Nnorom, said the gathering was basically briefed the National Caucus on the status of the ongoing reconciliation process.

“The National Caucus calls on all our party members nationwide and in Edo State in particular to remain calm and resilient in the face of this daylight robbery of their mandate to our Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

We believe that justice will be served.”
The Meeting was well attended with the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jubrin; Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Governors of Ondo, Taraba, Bayelsa and Gombe all present.