Makarfi, Sheriff group commence peace talks
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 8, 2016
Factional leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi have resolved to finally set aside their grievances and give peace a chance as the warring parties have commenced negotiations on how to move forward.
The immediate past national vice chairman of the PDP for South-South, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja. He said the Sheriff faction has made its terms for truce known to the Makarfi group through an intermediary. He, however, did not disclose the conditions.
Ojougboh, who was appointed by Senator Sheriff as deputy chairman, insists that Sheriff remains the authentic chairman of the PDP until a properly constituted convention of the party says otherwise.
He noted that Sheriff’s insistence to remain as the party’s chairman is not borne out of desperation for power, but to put an end to the reign of impunity in the party and returning power to the people it rightly belongs to.