PDP Crisis Why peace talks may crumble - Sheriff

He said that his faction will not agree on anything that would undermine its integrity and political interests.

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Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, on Friday, August 12, said talks are ongoing to resolve the crisis in the party, but stressed that he will not settle for less.

He said that his faction will not agree on anything that would undermine its integrity and political interests.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Sheriff said the only way out of the crisis is if the party is returned to the ideals and concepts of its founding fathers.

He said: ''Members of the BoT are coming to see me.

''Even, last night they came to meet me at my place and the governors are also meeting with me.

''But, that does not mean that we are going to agree on anything that will affect our integrity, followership and our political interests.

''As some of you rightly said, ‎some of them were ashamed to identify with the party.

''Now the PDP has become a strong party, everybody is looking up to PDP and we will not be distracted.

"This party, as I rightly said, must be returned to the owners. Anything short of that is a non-starter.

''What are our problems? How do we improve our standing, so that it is not when we want to go for election that we run around to put the house in order?

''It is now that we should put the party in proper shape ahead of the election period.''

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He expressed joy with the leaders of the party in Taraba, saying that people should always be allowed to chose who they want to lead them.

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