The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Makarfi has said that the party’s leadership tussle was a “hard battle“.
He told a delegation of the PDP former Ministers Forum led by its chairman, Alhaji Taminu Turaki, who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Thursday.
He, however, said that the outcome of the battle as decided by the Supreme Court was sweet and good, not only for PDP members, but also for Nigerians generally.
“It is a victory for all political parties because the issue of convention was involved and the Supreme Court upheld the power of the convention.’’
He noted that the party`s leadership crisis erupted after its convention in Port Harcourt in 2016.
He said that through it, the PDP had paid the price of democracy for other political parties.
Makarfi further said that committees would be set up to resolve some issues in the party`s South-West chapter as well as interact with Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and other stakeholders.
“We will leave the room open. Sheriff accepted the judgment going by what I read in the media.”