Buhari, Tinubu, Lai Mohammed, APC Unstable as PDP Finally Bounces Back

By Aiyeku Timothy July 15, 2016 08:07

Buhari, Tinubu, Lai Mohammed, APC Unstable as PDP Finally Bounces Back

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, might be coming to an end, as the party has finally ‎announced a new date for another National Convention, to hold in Port ‎Harcourt, Rivers State.

This is coming as a surprise to many, especially the All Progressives Congress, APC, which has been accused of allegedly fueling the crisis within the PDP.

The new Convention is to hold on August 17, the party said on Thursday, after an earlier Convention in May, was marred with controversies and interference from several court rulings, asking the PDP to halt the election of new party officials. Instead, the Convention appointed a ‎Caretaker Committee, headed by a former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed  Makarfi.

The announcement of the new date, followed a meeting of the expanded caucus of the party, which held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.

However, Factional National Chairmen of the PDP, ‎Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi, reportedly held a peace meeting on Thursday night, at the Taraba State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

The outcome of the meeting is still being expected, as both factions seemed ready to dialogue.

The party has also named a Committee, to work out a new zoning arrangements for national offices, with the consideration of the National Chairman zoned to the South, having approved Presidency for the North.

A National Reconciliation Committee, was also constituted to continue reconciliation efforts in the party. The Committee is led by the Deputy Senate P‎resident, Ike Ekweremadu.

Meanwhile, the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja, is currently under seal by the Nigerian Police, following altercations between the loyalists of the two factions.