In a last minute effort of save the upcoming national convention of the People’s Democratic Party, the party’s Board of Trustees has set up a reconciliatory committee.
The Eighteen-member committee, chaired by a former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana, is to reconcile the Ali Modu Sheriff camp with the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee.
Inaugurating the committee in Abuja today, Chairman of the BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, said the trustees would not sit by and watch the party destroyed by the lingering leadership crisis.
He expressed dismay that there are about fifteen different court cases instituted by the various contending groups within the party.
He appealed to the litigants to withdraw their court cases and allow the reconciliation committee to resolve the differences so that the August 17 convention could hold.
Speaking shortly after the inauguration, Professor Gana assured that the committee would discharge its functions with every sense of responsibility, justice and fairness.
He pleaded with the Sheriff camp to allow the committee resolve the crisis by making himself available for discussions, saying that the party should go into the convention united.