The factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Saturday, said that the his faction of the party has no plans to organize a national convention, saying that he would rather embark on reconciliation of the broken party.
According to the spokesperson of the faction, Bernard Mikko, who spoke to the Punch, Sheriff is currently in dialogue with PDP governors across the country on how to end the current crisis bedeviling the former ruling party.
He noted that the faction was trying to maintain peace in the party by meeting with relevant stakeholders.
Mikko said, “We are not planning any national convention for now. The court has said that we should maintain the statuo quo ante. We will obey the law and the orders of the court.
“What we are trying to do now is to make sure that there’s peace in the party by having meetings with all the stakeholders. These meetings will include members of the national caucus, Board of Trustees, governors, NEC, local government chairmen and others.
“We are ready for peace as explained by our chairman, but that road to peace must take into cognisance the rule of law and pronouncements by the courts.
“We are not out to destroy the party as being insinuated in some quarters. Rather, as original members of the party, we will take it to the owners, who are the people in the grassroots.”
He further described Sheriff as an agent of change.
“Sheriff is an agent of change. He has vowed to return the party to the people of Nigeria and he is appealing to other members of the party, it’s leaders like the BOT and governors to speak with the ‘Emperor of Ikwere’ to allow peace reign in the party and return the party to the path of progress and prosperity to all Nigerians.
“This judgement vindicates the Nigerian judiciary and it shows that the judiciary is the only hope of the common man and that the oppressed can only get a fair hearing and judgement from the Nigerian courts.”