Yesterday, efforts at ending the the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yielded some fruits as the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Sen Ahmed
Makarfi factions of the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, agreed to a truce in the media war that has shadowed the supremacy
battle between them.
The truce brokered by Governor Serikae
Dickson, chairman of the PDP Reconciliation
Committee, according to a statement, was to
forestall damage to the party’s image and
chances of returning to power at the federal
It was , however, learned that the agreement did not mean that the substantive battle for
supremacy between the factions now at the Supreme Court would be foreclosed. Governor Dickson and deputy chairman of the
Reconciliation Committee, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, were witnesses to the agreement that
was signed on behalf of the two factions by Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Dave Iorhemba for
the Makarfi faction and by Ahmed Mikko for
the Sheriff faction.
The communiqué read “That all actors of the party should desist from making derogatory,
inflammatory and divisive statements against
party officials, stakeholders and members.
*That the party should not dissipate her
energy amongst itself but to focus on how to
unite and be a formidable opposition.
capable of taking over power from the failed
APC led government.
*That all key actors in the on-going peace
process should henceforth, desist from making
public press statements attacking each other
and statements insinuating negative acts
capable of dragging the party to the mud.