Makarfi, Sheriff meeting to resolve PDP crisis —Ojougboh

The deputy national chairman of Senator Alimodu Sheriff- led Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP )faction, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, on Thursday, said that only political solution could solve the  current  logjam the party finds itself now, not court judgement.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Dr Ojougboh, also faulted the statement credited to Prince Dayo Adeyeye, a member of the Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee, in charge of publicity, calling for the  arrest of Senator Sheriff.

According to him, Senator Sheriff must be recognised as the chairman, adding that “no court judgment can address the crisis, but political solution”.

He, however, said that the two factions are already meeting to iron out the differences

“I want to make it categorically clear that we have a judgement that is point blank judgment, that says that it is only Sheriff that will submit the names of candidates of Edo and Ondo states.

“It further says that Sheriff is the recognised chairman of PDP. The judgement they are celebrating in Port Harcourt, of course, is the judgement of the Emperor of Ikwere.

“We have appealed it and we have also called for stay of execution. So, it is neither here nor there. But, the chairman of PDP, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff ,has some other subsisting judgements in his favour, and if anybody is to be arrested, it is Adeyeye ,who is making allusion that people should be arrested.

“I want to make this point clear, the caretaker committee led by Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff-led PDP, have been discussing. We have been looking for ways to make peace. People like Adeyeye, who want this crisis to continue, have been talking any how, they have their own personal agenda.

“I know that Makarfi will not make such statement, he is a gentleman and not somebody given to such utterances, so, I want to excuse him. If such statement came from Makarfi, Ali Modu Sheriff would have known what to do, to address it properly. Because we know that he could not make such statement, it was Adeyeye that is quoted.”