PDP: Obasanjo Begs Breakaway Faction To Return To Fold



(THEWILL) – Former President and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, General Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed to ‘PDP II’, the breakaway faction of the party chaired by Abubakar Kawu Baraje to return to the fold as the elders of the party move to resolve the crisis that is threatening to implode the ruling party.

The former president also appealed to both factions to sheath their swords and maintain status quo to enable mediation succeed.

In a media statement on Sunday from Abeokuta, Ogun State, the former president’s home town, Obasanjo said, “The situation in our ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the convention on Saturday and the parallel convention same day has given great concern to all well-meaning members of the party and particularly to the elders of the party.

“While some select elders are making efforts to get the situation resolved as soon as possible, it is imperative to emphasize that the move will bring back peace and return the party to its vigorous and dynamic election-winning party that it has always been.

“I want to passionately appeal to both sides for now to sheath their swords, maintain the status quo, with earliest conveyance of the Elders’ meeting before the end of this week. Members are equally enjoined to remain calm until the Elders’ complete their peace-making meeting,” Obasanjo, who met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday morning, said.

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