The Chairmen of State Chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have thrown their weight behind the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee. The chapter chairmen, who paid a solidarity visit to Makarfi in Abuja yesterday, said they would continue to respect the decision of the May 21 National Convention of the party that set up the Committee.
The leader of the delegation, Alhaji Yahaya Mohammed, said as delegates to the convention, they were bound by the outcome, adding that doing otherwise would amount to undermining the national leadership of the party. Mohammed, who is the chairman of the Federal Capital Territory chapter, urged the factional national chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, to respect the decision of the convention in the in the overall interest of the party.
Makarfi said the crisis in the party was proof that the PDP is worth struggling for and that the committee’s mandate was to bring everybody on board.