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PDP leaders may form new party

06 August 2016, 11:20

Abuja - Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are planning to form a new political party if the current crisis rocking the party persists, reports NewsDay.

The party has been in crisis several weeks after its last National Convention in Port Harcourt, where the tenure of the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was terminated and Ahmed Makarfi appointed as acting National Chairman.

Sheriff has refused to recognise Makarfi and has been parading himself as National Chairman, while also using the court to frustrate efforts to properly reposition the party, reports News 24

All efforts to make Sheriff shift his ground have been unsuccessful.

But party leaders have now resolved to form a new party should all the peace overtures to Sheriff fail.

A source privy to the plan of the PDP leaders said the leaders would all leave the party with all the governors and national assembly members to form a new party with a new name.

He added: “Sheriff is President Buhari’s in law (his son is married to one of Buhari’s daughers). The thinking among the party leaders is that the All Progressives Congress is using him to continue this distraction of the PDP.

Read more at NewsDay

- News 24


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