PDP crisis: Obasanjo sues for peace

By The Citizen

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday called on aggrieved members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to embrace peace in order to move the party forward.

Obasanjo, who was the immediate past Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday, appealed to the aggrieved party members to remain calm and allow the resolution of of the crises rocking the party.

The Special Convention of the party was held at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Sunday where 17 new national officers were elected while a faction of the party under the leadership of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and seven Governors also met at Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre where it elected another set of officers.

The Atiku-led faction said they took the decision to salvage the party from 'those who had hijacked it.'

'I want to passionately appeal to both sides to sheath their swords and maintain status quo.

'I urge members of the party to remain calm while the elders of the party meet to resolve the issues,' the statement quotes Obasanjo as saying.

The former president expressed optimism that the crisis would be resolved soonest and that the party would be the better for it. (NAN)