…As Ladoja makes move to return to party
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Thursday arrived Ibadan, Oyo State for the reconciliation of aggrieved members of the party in the South-West.
Makarfi, who had earlier inaugurated a reconciliatory committee headed by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said the party was determined to bring back to its fold all aggrieved members who had joined other parties, particularly the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The PDP Chairman also met with former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja who dumped the PDP to found Accord Party.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Ladoja had earlier given conditions to return to the former ruling party.
Ladoja, who also doubles as the national chairman of the Accord Party requested for ‘amnesty’ from PDP.
However, Makarfi assured the former governor that he had committed no offence to be granted amnesty to return to the party. He urged the former governor to join leaders of the party to rebuild it.
In his words: “Politics is dynamic. The convention we planned, there is going to be constitution amendment to address the issue of internal democracy. Only last week, during the primary of our party in Anambra, we granted a waiver to a gubernatorial aspirant. These issues you have raised.
”Don’t nurse any fear, let’s start together. We have a committee which seeks to harmonise everybody; let’s start afresh.
“You have not committed any offence to get amnesty. We want to integrate you back. It is better they get integrated under our leadership before the convention. The earlier the better”, he said.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the Makarfi was welcomed by leaders of the party in the region. They include former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Minister of State (FCT) Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide and a host of others.