The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party yesterday extended its hands of fellowship to the party former Acting National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, ex-Deputy National Chairman, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh and others, saying all hands should be on deck, preparatory to the 2019 general elections.
At a press briefing in the aftermath of the Supreme Court verdict which sacked the Sheriff faction, the party pledged to ensure unity within its ranks, particularly at the state levels. Addressing newsmen yesterday, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye described the leadership crisis in the party as a “monumental distraction” while it lasted and “a “painful and agonizing period.”
At the briefing, Adeyeye said the Supreme Court ruling effectively dissolved the party leadership under Sheriff, noting that the convention in Port-Harcourt, held in accordance with the laws and the Constitution of the PDP.
The PDP scribe while responding to a question on the fate of members who may have been guilty of anti-party activities said the door of fellowship is open to all and sundry, regardless of what happened while the crisis lingered.
“We are granting amnesty to all of them including Sheriff and his group,” he said, adding that it is “a general amnesty for everyone.” He urged those that instituted cases against the party to give peace a chance in the interest of party unity.
Adeyeye who lamented the hardship Nigerians have been subjected to in the past two years added that come 2019, the PDP will stage a comeback.
“APC is the worst we have ever seen in the history of this country. The election in 2019 will be a walkover for the PDP,” he added.