The Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has reportedly made a move to resolve the messy crisis that bedeviling the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP. The police boss has reportedly met with both gladiators, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi. The move, which could either be described as partisan, rather than peacekeeping News Punch has learnt
The PDP's crisis, which it leaders could not resolve is taking a massive toll on the party’s fortunes across the states of the federation as no fewer than 20 state chapters have become factionalised
Mrs. Olabisi Kolawole, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), yesterday disclosed in a statement that the IGP met Makarfi and Modu- Sheriff in company with the Director-General (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, where both men were asked to nominate four representatives each, who will meet within a week, to find solutions to the crisis rocking the party.
Noting that the Wadata Secretariat of the PDP, as well as the Legacy House remain shut, Kolawole said the meeting called for peace among the contending parties.
Investigations have revealed that the PDP stalwarts in many states that received various sums of money for campaign during the 2015 elections are under investigation while the tussle between Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction and Ahmed Makarfi’s caretaker committee for the soul of the party have exacted a huge price on the erstwhile ruling party.
According to Saturday Telegraph, a large number of state secretariats of the party are practically deserted, as activities are either skeletal or non-existent. Apart from the lull in activities in the states, many of the employees are also being owed backlog of salaries as well as being sharply divided in their support of Sheriff and Makarfi, which has led to the emergence of factions in some states.
How the Police boss will resolve partisan crisis remain unimaginable as moves by party leaders to find a solution to the crisis have been efforts in futility.
Already, thugs loyal to the former Borno governor yesterday took over the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the party, vowing to unleash attack on whoever except Modu Sheriff will come to occupy the office.