BY HENRY UMORU
ABUJA — NATIONAL Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu said, yesterday, that he would reconcile all warring factions in the party, adding that PDP remains a reality.
He spoke, yesterday, during a short meeting with journalists at national secretariat of the party.
According to Mu’azu, PDP is the only party in Nigeria that was alive.
He added: “This is an election period and very critical; PDP is a reality, the only party with continuous life; we may have our internal crisis, it is the only detribalised party in Nigeria.
The lost ground will be addressed, we will reconcile all the factions in PDP.“
The crisis in the PDP got to a climax when the party split into two, with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and six northern governors staging a walk-out at the Eagle Square, venue of the Special National Convention held on August 31, last year.
Some of those who stormed out of the convention venue were Governors Sule Lamido of Jigawa; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara; Aliyu Babangida of Niger; Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto; Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa states respectively.
Following the irreconcilable nature of the problems raised, Governors Ahmed of Kwara; Wamakko of Sokoto, Kwankwaso of Kano; Nyako of Adamawa and Amaechi of Rivers later dumped the party for the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, leaving Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Aliyu Babangida of Niger behind.
Apart from the governors, 37 elected members of the House of Representatives left the party for APC, while some were still waiting to follow suit.