Ali Modu Sherriff, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of unbundling the progress that his party made in resolving the party’s leadership crisis.
In a statement signed by Cairo Ojougboh, his deputy, Sheriff announced that he was pulling out of the reconciliation committee led by Jonathan.
He said this was to enable his national working committee (NWC) to focus on repositioning the PDP.
Sheriff alleged that the reconciliation moves initiated by Jonathan had finally collapsed and that the Ahmed Makarfi caretaker committee had hijacked Jonathan’s committee.
“We are opting out and focusing our efforts on making the party the darling of Nigerians again,” he said.
“We had made tremendous progress before former President Jonathan was asked by party leaders to convene a meeting where stakeholders will adopt the governor Seriake Dickson’s committee report on reconciliation.
“Unfortunately, former president Jonathan lost control of the meeting he convened and allowed Makarfi group to continue with their anti-party posture.
“All the organs of the party were already queuing up behind us and Jonathan came to unbundle the progress we made by his inability to control the meeting.
“We will not continue again but rather concentrate on rebuilding our party.”
Sheriff also said the party’s national executive council (NEC) meeting scheduled for May 4 had been postponed indefinitely, and that a new date would be announced later.
Although he did not give any reason for this, Sheriff his NWC took the action.