Thursday, 24 August 2017

Makarfi assures equal right in pdp

Makarfi assures Ladoja, others of equal right in PDP

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi, on Thursday commenced the fence meeting with all the aggrieved members of the party in Oyo State.
Makarfi assured former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and other aggrieved members of equal right and level playing field in the PDP.
The party chief gave this assurance when he and other members of the PDP Reconciliatory Committee visited Ladoja in his Ondo Street, Ibadan, residence.
The former Kaduna State governor arrived Ladoja’s house at 12.57 p.m. in company of Chief Jerry Gana, Elder Wole Oyelese, Hon. Mulikat Adeola Akande, Chief Jumoke Akinjide, Hon. Muraina Ajibola, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, Gbenga Daniel, Senator Abdul Ningi and other top chieftains of the party.
The Accord members who welcomed Makarfi included Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, Dr. Nureni Adisa, Dr. Nureni Adeniran and members of the state House of Assembly on the platform of Accord party.
Ladoja, who is the National Leader of Accord party, however asked for a level playing field for him and his men.
He said equal opportunity and rights is the only condition for joining the party.
He said: “I don’t want to leave PDP. We were forced to leave PDP. Myself, Ngige and Fayose.
“Mr. Chairman, what are the terms? If the terms are right and the term is that equality of everybody.
“Ladoja is not coming to PDP, Ladoja and his people are coming. My colleagues in Accord, they are here, some members of Oyo State House of Assembly are here, have I spoken. We won eight seats in the state Assembly. That shows how strong we are.
“I can say within the next two days, even next two hours, we can say come and raise our hands.
“When we left PDP, we got a lot of offers. That is why we are in Accord. I want to assure you that it is the desire of everybody to send this government away.
Makarfi said: “Politics is dynamic. The convention we planned, there is going to be constitution amendment to address the issue of internal democracy. Only last week, during the primary of our party in Anambra, we granted waiver to a gubernatorial aspirant. These issues you have raised.
“Don’t nurse any fear, let’s start together. We have a committee which seeks to harmonise everybody; let’s start afresh.
“You have not committed any offence to get amnesty. We want to integrate you back. It is better they get integrated under our leadership before the convention. The earlier the better.”

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