Sheriff, Jonathan meet behind closed door, insist on party unity

Chidi Samuel

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the Chairman of the crisis-torn People’s Democratic Party,(PDP) on Monday met behind closed doors with former President Goodluck Jonathan to seek how to unite the party. The meeting which took place at the Abuja home of the Ex-President, according to Sheriff, was part of the ongoing consultations with party leaders in the attempt to resolve the lingering crisis in the party.

At the end of Monday’s meeting, Senator Sheriff told reporters that the current leadership crisis in the PDP would soon be settled.

He declared that there is only one party and that they are working hard in ensuring that the party is united once again.

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“There’s only one PDP and there is only one national chairman; so we are putting everything together to make sure the party is united.

“We are not fighting with anybody; it is not the time to join issue with people; we need everybody to come back.”

ON his part, the former President noted that the ability to resolve differences is what makes us human beings and what makes us leaders. I’ve met with sheriff and leaders of the party.

He said, “I’ll meet with others and at the end of the day, PDP will become stronger so that we will be able to do what is expected of us as a political party”.

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It is the second time in as many days that the National Chairman of the PDP will be meeting with a former head of state. He was in Minna on Sunday to consult with former President Ibrahim Babangida.