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PDP crisis, minor disagreement - Jonathan

By The Citizen

President Goodluck Jonathan has described the lingering crises within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party as a minor disagreement.

The President said this at a post-convention dinner held in honour of the newly elected members of the national executive committee of the party, in Abuja, on Sunday.

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and seven serving governors on the party's platform walked out of its mini-convention, in Abuja penultimate Saturday and announced a formation of a new faction.

Jonathan noted that what was happening was normal in every human organisation.

He accused the media of exaggerating recent happenings within the party.

'We are all adults and we all know that in all human institutions there must be some disagreements.

'There is no human institution that shouldn't have any disagreement. In families, we disagree. So, what happened I believe is a minor disagreement we will be able to solve,' he said.

Jonathan noted that disagreements were normal within a family but that care should be taken to ensure that such disagreements were handled in a manner that cohesion would remain.