The embattled acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has withdrawn the draft for the party’s proposed constitution amendment.
As part of efforts to mend fences with the factions in the party, he is also to set up a committee to look into unresolved state congresses.
Following a meeting on Sunday with the factions and governors of the party, and prior to the meeting with the board of trustees, Mr Modu Sheriff said that the issue of zoning would be put to rest through a resolution that will announce zoning of the presidency to the north of Nigeria at the coming convention.
Mr Sheriff apologised to aggrieved leaders of the party, including Professor Jerry Gana, over statements credited to him in respect to their position over his continued leadership of the party.
He, however, announced that he shall be contesting in the convention on Saturday saying he has the mandate of 450 delegates of his zone.
He said that agreements reached at the meetings to resolve the party crisis would be upheld and all differences resolved before the convention.