PDP Crisis: We Shall Overcome Challenges – Makarfi

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The chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday declared that the opposition party will come out of its crisis stronger, stressing that they are only going through a baptism.

Addressing a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, Makarfi said the party is committed to rational reconciliation, noting that all interest groups would be considered.

He said, “Not only shall we rise and run, we shall rise and fly. We are doing everything possible.  Even if you are victorious in court, you still need to come home and do reconciliation.  So, it is better if we can achieve that before instead of leaving it to litigation to settle down.

“We are not representing ourselves. Whatever the party wants, we will do. We don’t have personal interest in this matter. We listen to the opinions of the overwhelming members of the PDP.

“Reconciliation is something you talk less about. Because certain action being taken if you talk about, it you will indirectly be undermining the process. We are open to the reconciliation. There must be flexibility when you are talking of reconciliation. And of course the overwhelming views of majority of the members, even who ever you may classify as minority cannot also be ignored, you must make concession here and there and I believe that the party is ready to do that. But that will be the basis of rational and reasonable demands,” he said.

On his part, the secretary of caretaker committee, Senator Ben Obi stressed that the country needs the active involvement of a strong and united PDP.

He said “We deeply committed in making sure that the PDP comes back to its old self. That is what the chairman has been busy doing in the last three four weeks, meeting various leaders across the country in search for peace.”

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