The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), desperate for peace among its members, has conceded to some of the demands made by its factional National Chairman, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff.
Rising from a meeting in Abuja on Monday, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party said that the next national convention of the party would now hold in Abuja, and dissolved the national convention committee under the leadership of the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike.
Both conditions are part of the peace accord reached with the Ali Modu Sheriff faction in the quest to end the crisis ravaging the PDP.
The BoT meeting was attended by a sizeable number of members and was presided over by its Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin. It was held at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre.
It mandated its Reconciliation Committee to continue with all
“good efforts” aimed at reconciling all of the party’s aggrieved members.
August 29, 2016
The meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) just ended at the Musa Ya’Adua Center, Abuja, the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT).
The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the BoT, Senator Walid
Jubril with other members of Board of Trustees (BoT) in attendance which
includes: the National Chairman, H.E. Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, former
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, former National
Chairmen, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo and Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, OFR
The meeting arrived at the following resolutions:
1.Passed a solid Vote of Confidence on the National Caretaker
Committee led by H. E. Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, CON and urged the
Committee to continue its good work of repositioning the Party;
2.That the forthcoming National Convention of the PDP be held in Abuja,
the Federal Capital Territory (FCT);
3.That to ensure a credible, transparent, free and fair National
Convention, the BoT resolved that a new National Convention Planning
Committee be constituted by the National Caretaker Committee and approve
by the National Executive Committee (NEC);
4.That the BoT will facilitate the raising of adequate funds for the
5.The BoT mandated its Reconciliation Committee to continue with all
good efforts of reconciling all aggrieved Party members;
6.The Meeting urged all PDP Governors to continue pursuing positive
programmes of good governance so as to clearly project the people
oriented manifesto of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP);
7.Finally, BoT advised the National Caretaker Committee to as soon as
possible convene the Meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC)
in order to approve proposals on the way forward for Party.
Senator Walid Jubril