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PDP Crisis 23 state chapter chairmen declare support for Sheriff

The state chairmen also backed recommendations made by the Gov. Dickson's Peace and Reconciliation Committee for a unity national convention to hold not later than August this year.

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has reportedly secured the backing of 23 state chapter chairmen of the party.

The development may have further solidified Sheriff's Chairmanship amid the leadership tussle that has completely robbed the party of the goodwill it once enjoyed in Nigeria's political setting.

The state chairmen also backed recommendations made by the Governor Seriake Dickson's Peace and Reconciliation Committee for a unity national convention to hold not later than August this year.

This was disclosed in a communique released to newsmen on Saturday, March 18.

The state chairmen are worried that if the ongoing leadership crisis in the party is not resolved as soon possible, it would affect the fortune of the party, especially as the Independent National Electoral Commission has released the 2019 election timetable.

The Federal Capital Territory PDP chairman, Mr. Yunusa Suleiman, who read the communique of the meeting held by the chairmen in Abuja on Friday, said he and his colleagues are throwing their weight behind Sheriff because of the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which pronounced him as the party’s substantive national chairman.

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Suleiman, however, said that their support for Sheriff is without prejudice to the ongoing appeal lodged by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, at the Supreme Court.

He said they will also abide by the decision apex court if it favours Makarfi.

The Chairmen stressed that the political solution being proffered by former president Goodluck Jonathan is the best to end the crisis.

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