The two feuding factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday met to discuss ways of resolving the lingering leadership crisis rocking the party.
At a joint briefing in Abuja, the factions led by Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff said they have resolved to put an end to the crisis.
The Deputy National Chairman of the Sheriff faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and the Secretary of the Makarfi led Caretaker Committee, Senator Ben Obi, represented the two factions at the briefing.
A statement jointly signed by Makarfi and Sheriff was read by Ojougboh and corroborated by Obi at the briefing.
The statement said, “At a meeting held this morning between Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff, a holistic review of the state of affairs of our great party, the PDP was deliberated upon.
“The meeting was held in a most convivial atmosphere of brotherhood and understanding in the best interest of our great country, Nigeria and the sustenance of multi-party democracy.
“In reviewing the crisis that has engulfed our party since the loss of the 2015 general elections, after 16 years of uninterrupted leadership at the centre, it became obvious to both of us as principal actors that it is time to heal the wounds and bring about a united, focused and constructive opposition party that can bring sanity to our democratic process, bringing relief to the teeming supporters of our great party, the PDP and to the benefit of our country.”
The statement added that the two factions would consult widely with all relevant organs of the party and also set up a joint committee to carry out a holistic reconciliation of all aggrieved segments of the party across the nation.