The Leadership crisis threatening to tear the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) apart may soon be coming to an end as Former President Goodluck Jonathan has given his assurance to the Party faithful of his intervention in settling the dispute.
The ex-president made the promise yesterday in Abuja when the zonal representatives of the PDP Board of Trustees, BOT, led by its Chairman, Sen.Walid Jubril, paid him a courtesy visit in his residence.
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He said the party must rise to the occasion of providing Nigerians with a vibrant opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Former President Jonathan said:
“Unfortunately we have challenges, but I think you should not be discouraged. Challenges are part of life, it comes up in homes, religious places what is important is our ability to resolve them.”
“This should not be beyond us, but I believe that collectively, we can resolve it.”
“Any sincere PDP member should know that PDP is superior to any individual, and that members have sacrificed their interests for the party. Even the nation expects a more vibrant opposition. “
“I have been talking to individuals but not in a way that is exposed to media but I believe I should do more.”
He added that it was “unfortunate that the Nigerian environment is such that have conflicting court judgements.’’
The PDP Leadership tussle has been exasperated by series of conflicting court judgments at various levels of the judicial system.
This has given birth to an unpleasant scenario where both factions of the Party have claims to favorable court judgements that grant “legitimacy” to her actions.
The most recent court ruling nullifies the removal of Senator Ali Modu Sherrif as Party Chairman by a Port Harcourt Convention, hence disbanding the Ahmed Markarfi led care-taker committee.