Factional crisis rocking the Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democràtic Party (PDP) has continued to linger as both sides insisted on their separate positions, with the Moshood Salvador-led group, which is in control of the party secretariat saying there is crisis and, therefore, nothing to resolve, while the Segun Adewale-led group said it is Salvador that should come for negotiation with it on its own terms.
The party had broken into factions, following the conclusion of its congresses to elect its officials from the ward to local government and finally to state level, with Adewale claiming to bé the authentic chairman of PDP in the state.
Speaking with our correspondent, factional chairman of the PDP in the state, Mr. Adewale, while insisting that nobody was holding forth at the PDP secretariat at Sogunle, Ikeja, said the Salvador-led group had been making overtures to them, but pointed out that his group had rebuffed such because they had resolved to work with the sacked National Chairman of PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Adewale vowed that his group would continue to rebuff the Salvador-led exco, maintaining that he had nothing to do with them, adding that the situation would remain like that unless they reconciled with Sheriff at the national level.
“They did approach to reconcile with us. The reason we cannot allow them hold any dialogue with us is because the real fight is at the national level,” he said.
But sources close to the PDP secretariat in the state maintained that the party had no crisis rocking it, declaring that there was no factionalisation within the fold.
According to one of the sources, the Adewale-led group was only looking for relevance, saying the party was not ready to oblige the group the opportunity.