PDP State Chairmen Pledge Support For Makarfi

Channels Television  
Updated June 27, 2016

MakarfiTwenty-four state chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged their support for the party’s caretaker committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

The FCT Chairman of the PDP, Mr Yahaya Suleiman who led the delegation expressed concern about the recent development at the national level.

This pledge of allegiance is coming at a time the embattled chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is threatening to annul the results of the congresses that produced the new principal officers in the states.

On his part, Senator Makarfi described the leadership tussle in the party as unfortunate.

Senator Ali-Modu Sherrif’s faction has started issuance of nomination forms to persons willing to contest in another governorship primary election in Edo State.

A lawmaker representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency in Edo State, Honourable Ehiozuwa Johnson-Agbonayinma, told reporters that he had picked the nomination form for an election to be organised by the Sherrif’s faction.

Honourable Agbonayinma purchased the form in Abuja.

He later addressed reporters in Benin City on Saturday, stressing that, as a lawmaker he was convinced that the only legally recognised PDP in Nigeria was that headed by Senator Sheriff.