• Crisis In PDP, Edo State chapter of the party advises Makarfi to resign now

    Crisis In PDP, Edo State chapter of the party advises Makarfi to resign now

    As the unending leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues unabated, Edo State chapter of the party on Friday advised its National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to resign now that the ovation “is high”.

    In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Prince Gregory Iseghohi, it advised Makarfi to study the two court orders in Lagos and Abuja “and bow out honourably” for the party to forge ahead .

    The state chapter expressed […]

  • Makarfi threatens to jail Sherrif for parading himself as PDP leader

    Makarfi threatens to jail Sherrif for parading himself as PDP leader

    Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been warned by the National Caretaker Committee of the  party, to stop parading himself as the leader of the party, threatening that Sheriff risks going to jail if he fails to heed the warning.

    Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who heads the PDP caretaker committee, and Senator Sheriff have been at loggerheads over who is the authentic national chairman of the party since May, this year.

    Several efforts to resolve the […]

  • PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    It was gathered that the Supreme Court on Thursday further validated the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    This was sequel to the striking out of all the pending interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.

    Onnoghen held […]

  • PDP crises will be over before next month end – Makarfi assures

    PDP crises will be over before next month end – Makarfi assures

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee Chairman, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, has predicted that the leadership crises that have bedeviled the party will be over by the end of the year.

    Speaking in Abuja, the former Kaduna State governor said the decision to give the caretaker committee a one year extension in Port Harcourt during the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in August was a right decision.

    According to Makarfi, before the tenure of his committee […]

  • PDP working hard to salvage Nigeria from poverty and hunger – Makarfi

    PDP working hard to salvage Nigeria from poverty and hunger – Makarfi

    Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, has said the former ruling party is working hard to salvage Nigeria from hunger.

    Makarfi spoke at his meeting with former ministers produced by the party in Abuja on Monday.

    The meeting was one of the moves being undertaking by the national caretaker committee since the party became factionalised.

    Makarfi also denied the allegations doing the rounds that his group was planning to change the name of the party […]

  • Makarfi, Sheriff agree on 24-man negotiating committee

    Makarfi, Sheriff agree on 24-man negotiating committee

    According to reports, the factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and the Chairman of its National Caretaker Committee,  Senator Ahmed Makarfi, have agreed to set up a 24-man committee to handle negotiation between the two warring factions.

    The committee, which will consist of 12 members each from the two factions, is expected to be unfolded this week, according to investigations by our correspondent.

    Our correspondent gathered that the two leaders of the committee had agreed that […]

  • Makarfi’s meeting with me not a face-saving one – Sheriff

    Makarfi’s meeting with me not a face-saving one – Sheriff

    According to reports, the two factional National Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi, again met on Tuesday in the bid to settle the crisis in the party.

    Makarfi visited Sheriff along with the spokesman of the faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.

    However, in a statement late on Tuesday, the Sheriff faction disowned a Facebook post saying the visit by Makarfi and Adeyeye was a face-saving one.

    A statement by Sheriff’s spokesman, Inuwa Bwala, on the development, reads: […]

  • Why Nigeria is in recession – Makarfi explains

    Why Nigeria is in recession – Makarfi explains

    Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarafi, chairman, Caretaker Committee, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari government should not be blamed for the current economic recession that is biting the country hard.

    The issues that built up to land the country in the present economic recession, he said, predated the present administration.

    He therefore described the present economic situation in the country as a product of collective governance failure which builds up over the years.

    In an interview, Makarfi said the […]

  • PDP impasse: Fresh reconciliation begins as Makarfi, Sheriff meet

    PDP impasse: Fresh reconciliation begins as Makarfi, Sheriff meet

    Reconciliation in the lingering leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party started on Tuesday as leaders of the two factions of the party met and agreed to reunite.

    Information about the move was revealed in a joint press conference held by Senator Ben Obi, the Secretary of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, and Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the Deputy National Chairman of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction, in Abuja.

    Ojougboh, who read the press statement, said Makarfi and Sheriff met on Tuesday morning.

    He […]

  • Makarfi, Sheriff must work together to save PDP – Daniel

    Makarfi, Sheriff must work together to save PDP – Daniel

    Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, yesterday declared that both Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must work together for the party to regain its lost glory.

    Daniel, who spoke in a live radio interview monitored in Abeokuta, expressed regret that the opposition party lacked spirit as currently constituted.

    The former governor also noted that the PDP crisis deepened because the party now lacked a father figure contrary to what obtained […]

  • PDP crisis: Sheriff insists on Makarfi, Jibrin’s sack

    PDP crisis: Sheriff insists on Makarfi, Jibrin’s sack

    Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democraticv Party (PDP) has insisted on the sack of  National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Chairman of the the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Walid Jibrin.

    Besides, the faction rolled out new terms before a nationbal convention can  be convened in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

    In a move perceived as pacifying Sheriff’s group,  the BoT, at the end of its meeting in Abuja on Monday  evening, directed Makarfi to set up […]