Senator Buruji Kashamu, has said that it would be senseless for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to hold its national convention without first settling, the subsisting crisis.
According to the Ogun East representative in the Senate, it would be better for the chieftains of the party to make concerted efforts to engage the two people laying claim to the national leadership of the party in a peace meeting.
Kashamu made his position known in a paper he submitted to both Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff’s factions of the party, which was made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
“Going to Port Harcourt for another national convention on August 17, without addressing the issues that have stuck out like a sore thumb, might turn out to be an exercise in futility. I appeal to all our leaders to wade into the crisis and resolve the issues.
“If we gloss over the issues and facts and go ahead to hold the proposed convention without resolving them, the perception of PDP as a lawless organisation will sink deeper and ultimately public opinion will be against us.
“An air of confusion pervades our party and the land, with one division of the court saying Makarfi’s appointment is right while another division of the same court says Sheriff is the authentic national chairman of our party.
“We cannot continue like this. Already, the nomination (governorship) processes in Edo and Ondo states are being endangered by the current crisis.
“It is incumbent on all well-meaning leaders and elders of the party to court senators Sheriff and Makarfi and look for a political solution to this crisis and resolve it, once and for all. Nothing is too much to give, if we truly love the party,” Kashamu stated.
Kashamu had recently said, “I can only plead with our great leader, Sen. Sheriff, who has been hurt, to soft-pedal and let go, in the interest of the party and our teeming members.”
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