PDP reconciliation move suffers setback

TAIWO OJEDELE, LAGOS

The scheduled inauguration of a peace panel for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has failed to hold in Abuja.

This has cast serious doubt on the new reconciliatory move aimed at resolving the crisis in the party.

The inauguration of the committee failed to hold despite the presence of some party chieftains including State Chairmen and other stakeholders of the party at the venue of the event.

Likewise, the two key actors in the conflict, factional Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who gave assurances last week that the inauguration of the joint peace panel would take place on Tuesday, also failed to show up.

However, stakeholders within the party believe that the reason for putting the inauguration of the reconciliation committee on hold may not be unconnected with the fact that the two sides did not outline the terms of reference for their assignment.

It could be recalled that Nigeria’s main opposition party has been embroiled in a leadership crisis since it lost the general election last year.

Omolayo.A