PDP Crisis: Dickson submits reconciliation committee report to Makarfi

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson
Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

The chairman of the reconciliation committee of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Seriake Dickson, presented his committee’s report to a factional chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr. Dickson had earlier submitted the same report to the court-recognised chairman of the party, Ali Sheriff, at the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the party.

Mr. Dickson, governor of Bayelsa State, who arrived the temporary party secretariat of the Makarfi group, was accompanied by a former deputy senate president, Ibrahim Mantu.

The governor said the election of all officials of the party at state and zonal levels before the botched May 21, Port Harcourt Convention remains valid.

Mr. Dickson reiterated his position that the report of his committee which seeks to return peace and cohesion to the party was not “cast in stone”, stressing that it could always be improved upon by the appropriate organs of the party.

The governor, along with other members of the committee, also promised to meet with other key organs of the party to present the template for lasting peace in the PDP.

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“All officials of the PDP at the state and zonal levels elected before the May 21 botched Port Harcourt election convention remain valid,” he said. “My committee will also meet with other key organs of the party to present the template. But let me add that this report is not cast in stone”.

In his response, Mr. Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, promised to study the template and relate with other organs of the party on the report before making any pronouncement.

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