The National Assembly caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is divided over the National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu-Sherrif.
According to The Sun, which spoke to a source present at a close door meeting held by the PDP lawmakers, there is no consensus among the lawmakers on Sheriff.
Speaking after the closed door meeting, Leader of the National Assembly caucus and Senate Minority Leader, Goodwill Akpabio, told journalist that the caucus has set up a 12-man committee to broker peace among party members.
Members of the 12-man committee include Sunday Karimi, Tajudeen Yusuf, Wole Oke and from the Senate, Abiodun Olujimi and Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Akpabio stated that: “We had a peaceful meeting here. We took a lot of key decisions and one of the things we decided on was that we cannot go into a national convention that is rancorous.
“And so, we have set up a 12-man committee to meet with the various factions and interest groups in our party within the next 48 hours to iron out all the grey areas.”
He further stated that: “We are meeting with our governors. We will meet with the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders, under the auspices of Concerned PDP Stakeholders.
“I believe strongly that, in the next 48 hours, the entire PDP family will be united and by Thursday/Friday, we will head to Port Harcourt with songs of joy, with bands and you will be impressed that, indeed, the party is back on track.”
On his part, the House Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, said “What we have done here, as the entire caucus of the National Assembly, is making preparations towards the convention. You can clearly see that the PDP will have a convention that everybody in the country will be proud of. We deliberated extensively on issues and I believe that at the end of the convention, people will congratulate us.”