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Why I Met Sheriff, Makarfi, Others – Jonathan

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By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Abuja, (An24) – Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, March 3, disclosed the reasons he met with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi.

Jonathan said the purpose of the meeting is aimed at resolving the leadership crisis rocking the party.

In a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, he stressed that he would continue to dialogue with all warring factions until the crisis in the party is resolved.

According to the statement, “The fact that the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, promptly addressed journalists at the end of the meeting, to the effect that an agreement was reached on seeking a political solution in resolving the differences in the party, clearly showed that there was no ambiguity in messaging.

“It is obvious that those behind the misleading publications have failed to achieve their aim, as the former President has seamlessly continued with the consultations and reconciliatory meetings.

“It is instructive to note that since the meeting of last Tuesday with the governors, ex-President Jonathan has also met with many other key leaders of the party, including the Chairman of BOT, Sen. Walid Jibrin; deputy Senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi, in line with his resolve to carry all the organs of the party along.

“There is no doubt that the statesmanship evident in the former President’s reconciliation efforts precludes his laying preconditions, as is deliberately being misrepresented by a section of the media.

“We hereby reiterate that the former President is determined to continue on this path of inclusive dialogue, by working with the BOT, members of the National Assembly and other key stakeholders, until the internal dispute is finally resolved.” it added.

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