Nothing will Stop PDP’s March to 2019, Says Makarfi


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on tuesday said both the leadership and stakeholders of the party are prepared to surmount all obstacles to ensure that it regain power in 2019.

He said the party is looking forward to the February 17 Court of Appeal judgment in Port Harcourt to reposition itself for the 2019 general election.

Makarfi, who spoke when he received in audience Forum of PDP State Chairmen expressed confidence that sooner than later, the party’s leadership crisis would be resolved.

Makarfi however, said the caretaker committee would not like to be distracted in its quest to bring PDP back to its lost glory.

“No matter the distraction, we will not look in a different direction.
“When you are running and somebody is holding your cloth, if you have scissors, cut it off because if you look behind somebody behind you will overtake you.

“We have confidence in the judiciary that sooner or later the crisis will be over and PDP will bounce back.”
Makarfi said the party was looking forward to receiving report of the Strategy Review and Inter-party Affairs Committee headed by Professor Jerry Gana, which would be submitted today, and said the report would be subjected to scrutiny by various organs of the party

The new Chairman of the Forum of PDP State Chairman, Hon. Paul Ekpo, had commended the caretaker committee members for their maturity in handling the affairs of the party.

He said all the state chairmen were in support of the caretaker because they were part and parcel of the decision at the convention that approved the legality the constitution of the committee.