Fresh PDP national convention ’ll resolve factionalisation in states —Ajao

The secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State, Prince Bola Ajao, on Sunday said the peace moves at the national level of the party and the proposed fresh national convention slated for August in Port Harcourt would resolve emergence of factions at states’ level of the party.

He said with the ongoing peace moves and mending of fences, hope of restoring unity and cohesion in PDP was becoming stronger, expressing optimism that the PDP would put its house in order ahead of 2019 general elections.

Ajao, who spoke during an interview with the Nigerian Tribune contended the peace moves would have multiplying positive effects on the fortune of the party at the state level.

It would be recalled that the polarisation of the PDP’s leadership at the national level had culminated in the emergence of both Alhaji Ahmed Markafi and Senator Alimodu Sherrif as the national chairman of the party, adevelopment which creates two factions of the party in several states of the federation.

However, baring his mind on the fresh national convention of the party, scheduled to hold in Rivers State on August 17, 2016, the Osun State secretary of the PDP said “this coming national convention would open vista of hope and stronger unity for our great party”.

According to Ajao, “everybody in Nigeria must have observed that the PDP has a robust internal mechanism for resolving whatever crisis. It has happened a number of times.  As a political family that was formed by carrying everybody along, that was an underlining factor that binds everybody together. I can assure you that with all sincerity that it is a family affair that would be amicably resolved”.

“The new convention that is slated for August is another disposition to ensure that we come out stronger and start afresh as one family that we are. With this renewed reconciliatory moves, I can say that it portends high hope, good health for the PDP family at the state and national levels”, he asserted.

Commenting on the insinuation that the current peace moves in Osun PDP had  hit the rocks, Ajao stated that “people should not be misled by rumours and speculation. I can say that as one family that we are, despite the hullabaloo, the reconciliation within our party in Osun is already yielding positive results. At the end of the day, doomsday prophet would be shocked over the reinvigorated unity and oneness we would achieve”.