Governor-members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun making attempts to reconcile with factional Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, a source has revealed.
The governors were said to have met with Sheriff on Sunday, August 28, 2016, in a bid to reach a peace deal.
“The governors came begging and Senator Sheriff reiterated his earlier demands. Having come this far in trying to salvage the party, we cannot afford to hand over the party to the governors so that they can continue with their impunity,” a former lawmaker told Vanguard.
“What happened at the so-called convention in Port Harcourt has vindicated Sheriff’s position that the governors have not learned anything from the results of the 2015 election.
“Sheriff is out to salvage the party and return it to its owners who are the masses. Nigerians should commend Sheriff for standing up to the shenanigans of the governors,” the source added.
The PDP has been experiencing a leadership crisis since it attempted to remove Sheriff from the position of chairman on May 21.
The crisis led to the postponement of its national convention from August 17 to a later date.