The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown an open invitation to former President Olusegun Obasanjo to return to the party and help in rebuilding it.
This is as the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibril, on Monday asked all those predicting doom for the party to think again, calling on them to rather join the party to rebuild and reposition it into a more formidable, all conquering outfit ahead of the 2019 general election.
Obasanjo had last we referred to PDP as a party gasping for breath, but Jibril said that such thoughts were mere imaginations, adding that PDP was not by any means gasping for breath, “but is alive and kicking”.
Cautioning those who feel that PDP has become a dead party, Jibril said, “Leaders who are talking in newspapers that this party is not alive, the party is alive. It is only in the imagination of those saying that this party is dead and that it will not come back.
“Such people should change their minds. If he comes back to this party, we are ready to receive him.”
Jibril, who inaugurated an 18-member peace committee, headed by Professor Jerry Gana, said that the party has decided to pursue a political solution as a means of resolving the face-off with its former national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Jerry Gana peace committee was given seven days to complete its assignment and submit a report to the party.
“We are gathered to inaugurate the special committee of the BoT to reconcile our members. You are aware that the BoT have been meeting with some organs to review the situation in the party. We have therefore decided to set up a special committee with a view to resolving the problem.”
The Bot in its assiduous efforts to resolve the crisis in the party, also visited former President Goodluck Jonathan last week, where the former president promised to do more in intervening in the crisis rocking the party.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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