Sheriff, Ahmed Makarfi Stalling PDP’s Progress – PDP Elder Statesman

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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have once again reacted to the power tussle within the political party which has been described as the foundation of the political party’s woes.

An elder statesman of the political party, Alhaji Mohammed Rabiu Bako has also voiced out his concern over the prolonged battle which has led to division in the political party.

Reacting to the power tussle, the founding member of the party urged the faction leaders, Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi to step aside in order to prevent further harm.

The PDP chieftain and former commissioner made this call in a statement released in which he urged both factional leaders to make sacrifices as the party is bigger than any of their individual interest.

Bako said: “It is apparent that the two leaders are playing to the gallery with each trying to outsmart the other. This attitude is certainly and totally detrimental to the progress of our party particularly now that we are in the opposition.

“It is not in the interest of our party for our leaders to throw tantrums at each other at the slightest opportunity, thereby personalizing the leadership of the party. As it is now, one would have expected that the Board of Trustee, our respected elders and governors would have taken full charge of the situation by demanding for the resignation of the leadership of the two warring camps so that normalcy will be restored in the affairs of our great party.”

Bako further revealed that the power tussle and lack of unity within the political party caused it to lose the Edo and Ondo gubernatorial elections.

He noted: “Sadly enough, we are currently witnessing defections of monumental proportions from a party that promises to wrestle power from the APC come 2019.”

He added: “While we view 2019 as being far away, in reality it is at our doorstep. There is therefore the compelling need for our party, the PDP, to be united ahead of future challenges.”

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