The internal wranglings in the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which has continued unabated since the party lost control of the centre to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2015 general elections might be nearing its end as major key players have agreed to sheath their swords and work as a formidable party to wrestle power from the APC come 2019.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the peace deal was brokered by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State who also heads the National Reconciliation Committee of the party.
The party in a communique signed by both the Senator Modu Sheriff faction and the Ahmed Makarfi Caretaker Committee, agreed to halt the current practice of making public statements capable of further inflaming the crisis.
The communique was jointly signed Bernard Mikko, the factional PDP Acting National Publicity Secretary for Sheriff’s group and his counterpart in the Makarfi faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.
Other signatories are the factional acting National Legal Adviser of the PDP, Dave Iorhemba and Ahmed Gulak, former Political Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
During the event which was witnessed by Governor Dickson and former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, the groups also resolved to work with the National Reconciliation Committee to put an end to the prolonged crisis.
The major actors in the matter emphasised that they would henceforth stop activities that were capable of further weakening the party.
The communique reads: “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.
“In conclusion, all key actors in the PDP have agreed to work together with the National Reconciliation Committee led by Governor Seriake Dickson to engender peace and genuine reconciliation”.