The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of igniting the crisis that has been rocking the party.
The party claims that the ruling APC is backing Ali Modu Sheriff in order to create unending crisis in what they say is a desperate manner of politics to silence the opposition.
Sahara Reporters obtained the statement issued by Clement Faboyede, the Ondo State factional Chairman of the PDP about the allegations against the APC and Mr. Modu Sheriff at their zonal stakeholders meeting in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Mr. Faboyede said that the APC had been providing logistics support for the Ali Modu Sheriff led faction to create more crisis in the opposition party.
"It's penchant for undermining institutions, compromising elections and also the sponsorship of crisis in our Party by clandestinely providing logistic support to the Sheriff group,” Mr. Faboyede wrote of the APC.
"We also take due notice of the continuing perfidious and meddlesome activities of Sheriff and his band of fifth columnists, he said in the statement. "We condemn them for being willing tools in the hand of the APC, we however wish to assure them that history and posterity will be harsh on them for this infamy and betrayal.”
Mr. Faboyede explained that members in the Ondo zone had already showed their support for Senator Ahmed Markafi as leader of the National Caretaker Committee to steer the affairs of the PDP.
He added that they were also throwing their support for the decision of the Markafi Committee to appeal the judgement of Port Harcourt at the Supreme Court which authenticated Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Party.
He explained that despite the longstanding crisis within PDP leadership, its members would stand firm and remained committed to actions that will reposition PDP in the country.
The PDP factional Chairman said that the party was already working at ending the crisis rocking its fold and assured members of getting the party back to its fit.
"We as stakeholders of the party restate our commitment to the PDP and our absolute desire to stand firm and promote its interest in our various wards across the State.
"We wish to assure the generality of our members that our Party will certainly overcome its current challenges and thrive again.
"We also repose our total confidence in the Zonal Executive of the Party under the Chairmanship of Dr. Eddy Olafeso.
"Therefore we pledge our unhindered and continuing support for its actions as it continues to discharge its responsibilities to the Party at the Zonal level,” the statement said.