The factional national chairman of
the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, has said the
rule of law must prevail for the party’s crisis to be resolved.

Sheriff made the statement when he
received some members of PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) reconciliation committee,
led by Professor Jerry Gana.

Accordingly, he said the crises
lingered because leaders in the party were not alive to their responsibilities
and keep perpetuating it.

“I am ready to listen at any time
to the committee put forward for the crisis to be fully resolved as the rule of
law must be followed.

“If our leaders had taken up their
responsibilities, we would never have had most of the problems we are facing
today,” he said.

It was gathered that Sheriff
reportedly told the Professor Gana-led committee that the only way peace could
be achieved in the party was the immediate sack of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi
-led national caretaker committee and the cancellation of national convention
slated for August 17 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Checks revealed also that part of sheriff’s
demand is that the date and the venue of the fresh convention must be set by
all the party’s stakeholders and approved by its National Executive Committee,
while the Rivers State governor, Nyeson Wike, must not chair the convention
planning committee.

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