Saturday, 30 July 2016

Sheriff to meet Jonathan in attempt to end PDP crises – Ojougboh

The faction of the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, has reached out to former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in a bid to end the crisis currently rocking the party.                                    

The disclosure was made following a meeting between Senator Buruji Kashamu and Sheriff in Abuja on how to end the leadership squabble in the party.

A former South-South Deputy National Chairman of the party , Dr. Cairo Ojougboh while speaking with Vanguard said the Sheriff faction will be meeting with the immediate past president with a view to resolving the party’s crisis.

On the proposed meeting with Jonathan, Ojougboh said, “Yes, the immediate past President is from my zone, the South-South and he is one of my leaders, I respect him, I love his candor. I love him as a human being and yes I have been in contact with him and he is also equally looking for a balanced position. He is man that every Nigerian loves.”

He said Sheriff still maintains his earlier stance that he be allowed pick those who will conduct the party’s national convention while the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi and his team should step down.

“What Sheriff has said and he has repeated it before everybody, is let Makarfi and his group step down. I will step down and will join and nominate persons to conduct the convention which is what a gentleman can do. And now he said look anybody who goes to Port Harcourt is on his own because he knows what the Emperor of Ikwere would do,” Ojougboh added