Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has broken into two factions, with some ex-governors and other stakeholders leading a faction of the party different from that led by former Borno governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, reports The Nation.
The breakaway group is labelled, Concerned PDP Stakeholders Steering Committee.
The former governors, who have formed the breakaway group according to NewsDay are Lucky Igbinedion (Edo), Bonnie Haruna (Adamawa), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Donald Duke (Cross River), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Mahmood Shinkafi (Zamfara), Abdulkaldir Kure (Niger), Mohammed Makarfi (Kaduna), Achike Udenwa (Imo), Babangida Aliyu (Niger) Okwesilieze Nwodo (Anambra) and Gbenga Daniel (Ogun).
They have been joined by 14 former ministers who served under the PDP-led Federal Government when the party formed the government at the centre.
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The former ministers are Prof. Tunde Adeniran (Education), Inna Ciroma (Women Affairs), Adamu Maina Waziri (Police Affairs), Prof.Jerry Gana (Information), Dr. Abubakar Suleiman (National Planning), Tanimu Turaki (Special Duties), Ishola Sarafa (Solid Minirals), Zainab Maina (Women Affairs), Joseph Anenin (Women Affairs), Ojo Maduekwe (Transportation), Prof. ABC Nwosu (Health), Dubem Onyia (Foreign Affairs), Bala Mohammed (FCT) and John Odey (Environment).
The breakaway group has given Sheriff up to May 21, when the party is scheduled to hold its national convention in Port Harcourt, to quit.
The group warns that if Sheriff remains adamant, the steering committee may begin to run the party from a separate national secretariat.
- News 24