Nigerians Are Crying For PDP To Return To Power – Jerry Gana
SAN FRANCISCO, August 10, (THEWILL) – The Head of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, reconciliation committee, Prof. Jerry Gana, has observed that Nigerians are yearning and crying for the party to return to power.
Speaking on Tuesday after a meeting with the disputed National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the former Information minister said the committee had taken note of the problems causing disaffection within the party.
His words, “We are here to find out together how PDP can be solid, firm, cohesive and triumphant.
“This is because Nigerians are waiting for PDP, they are missing the PDP, they are crying and yearning for PDP because the 16 years of democracy cannot be wasted away.
“We are here not as a panel, not as a court, not even as an appeal committee but from the BoT as heirs of the family.
“In a family there must be sometimes problems here and there but there must be re-consolidation. Where there are elders people say things don't go wrong.
“The purpose of our being here is for this party to be strong again and be reunited.
“We are delighted that there have been clear resolutions on the determination and the desire that the problems be resolved, unity be re-established and for PDP to move forward.”
On his part, Sheriff stated that the rule of law must prevail for the party's crisis to be resolved, stressing that the crisis has lingered because leaders in the party are not alive to their responsibilities.
According to him, “I am ready to listen at any time to the committee but for the crisis to be fully resolved, the rule of law must be followed.
“The moment we want to use one impunity to address another, it will not work.
“If our leaders had taken their responsibilities, we would never have had most of the problems we are facing today.
“When a leader refuses to stand up to his responsibilities, there will be problem.
“Why am I saying this?
“Some of our leaders are party to our problems.”
Briefing reporters after a closed-door session, Sheriff commended the efforts of the BoT towards reconciling feuding parties and affirmed his availability now that the BoT was now better informed on the crisis.
The factional chairman said, “All that was discussed today were the problems. They will go back to the BoT that sent them.
“I am sure that in the next meeting, they will come back with recommendations that will bring lasting solutions and peace to the party.”