In what may amount to a contradiction between his words and action, the embattled factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has inaugurated the factional executive of the Delta State chapter of the party while also advocating for dialogue to solve the leadership crisis in the party.
Sheriff, who said he was committed to the reconciliation process that is ongoing in the party, insisted that the statement credited to Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, that the courts be allowed to resolve the crisis does no have any impact on the reconciliation process.
The former Borno State governor, who spoke through his deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, at the inauguration of the factional leadership of the party in Delta state, said that the problems in the party can only be resolved through dialogue as has been initiated between him and Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
According to Sheriff, there would still be a need for dialogue no matter what the outcome of the court cases may be.
“We want to tell Nigerians that the two leaders,( Sheriff and Makarfi) are committed to reconciliation, and to encourage our teeming supporters that the statement made by Fayose has no bearing on the reconciliation. In spite of what the Appeal Court or Supreme Court decides, there would still be need for peace. It is either we do it before or after the court judgement.
“We want to appeal to Fayose to key into the peace process that the two leaders are championing,” he said.
Sheriff and Makarfi had initiated a peace process early in the week, deciding to end the leadership crisis in the party by working together to solve it.
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