By Ibidapo Balogun
The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday set up a reconciliation committee to reconcile the warring factions in the party.
The committee is headed by former Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana and has seven days to complete its assignment.
But there are two basic questions on the lips of PDP watchers. One, will Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his faction yield grounds and accept the National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi?
Two, will the camp support the new convention fixed for Port Harcourt by the Senator Makarfi’s Caretaker Committee to elect new executives of the party?
All the odds are stalked against Senator Sheriff but he is trudging on, edged on by the ruling of a court in Abuja which declared him the authentic chairman of the party.
Chairman of the party’s reconciliation committee, Gana, has, however appealed to Sheriff to give room for discussion and negotiation in order to resolve the crisis.
He appealed to Sheriiff to embrace peace in order to move the party forward.