PDP crisis: Makarfi should step down – Dickson

by Dolapo Adelana

Bayelsa Governor and Chairman of the PDP Reconciliation Committee, Seriake Dickson has called on the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee to step down in the interest of  the party.

Dickson, who made the call while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, said a political solution was the way to resolve the party’s crisis.

“When the idea of making Sheriff the National Chairman of our party was hatched, I personally kicked against it.

“I also turned down all the overtures from Sheriff because I did not believe in him and what he did.

“So now, my position is that we have to move forward. I am a politician of conviction, I am not a politician of convenience and I am not a typical Nigerian politician,’’ Dickson said.

He added, “The Makarfi – led caretaker committee should remember that it was a brain child of the majority of party members including I at a convention in Port Harcourt.

“I  and up to 80 per cent  of the population of the PDP members were for Makarfi but the unfolding events have  compelled us to adopt a political resolution instead of embarking on further bickering.

“As politicians and democrats, we must first obey the constitution and all other instruments of civil rule and  which  includes obeying the judiciary,’’ he said.

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