By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Concerned Youths’ Forum yesterday tasked the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee (NCC), Senator Buruji Kashamu and Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah to close ranks in the overall interest of the PDP.
The Forum stated the PDP cannot afford another round of internal strife few weeks after the Supreme Court laid to rest the leadership tussle that almost reduced the party to ruins.
It will be recalled that the NCC recently slammed one-month suspension on Uba, who had threatened to sue the party over the August 28, Anambra State governorship primary, as an aspirant, citing irregularities and a lack of transparency.
The committee also queried Kashamu and referred him to the National Disciplinary Committee for further action over “anti-party activities.”
While addressing newsmen yesterday, in Abuja, National President of the Forum, Nafiu Yunusa Mai Salati called on the Makarfi-led committee to invite the two politicians to a roundtable meeting.
The forum noted that Senator Buruji remained the most visible mobiliser and financier of the PDP in the South-West and counselled the caretaker committee to encourage him to sustain the effort.
”We need calm in the PDP this time. It’s time for sober reflection. We have gone through deep legal challenges and came out of it. What we need now is for our leaders and members to close ranks.
“Dialogue is key because politics is a game of numbers; so we need to exercise caution in taking certain decisions. PDP at the moment needs more members into its fold; people with profound political pedigree who can propel it to victory again,” he said.
Mai Salati further urged the party to take its mobilization efforts to the grass roots who he said kept faith with the party through its the 14-month turbulence of a protracted legal battle.