Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District and former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang has declared that the intervention of former military presidents, General Ibrahim Babagida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, by reconciling Amodu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi factions of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) “has sealed the party’s victory in 2019.”
He noted, with dismay, the manner in which top party chieftains dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and said the intervention of the senior citizens in resolving the crisis attested to the fact that Nigerians have lost hope in the APC government.
Jang, while addressing PDP supporters in Jos, on the efforts to reconcile aggrieved factional leaders of the party, said a committee would be set up to solidify the reconciliatory move by former the military presidents.
“Important stakeholders of the party intervened by reconciling the two factional leaders of the party. They include General Ibrahim Babagida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, among others. They have been involved in the reconciliation of our two factional leaders, Senator Amodu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
“The two leaders have now agreed for a committee to be formed to conduct a convention; with that understanding, all cases in court would be withdrawn and there will be no room for members to drag the party to court on issues that can be resolve internally.”
Jang, who is a member of Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP also challenged the party to come up with strategies to counter the undemocratic behaviours of the APC in 2019.
“We take things for granted; we think PDP is so popular that organs saddled with the conduct of elections will go by our gentility. When you have an opponent who is not democratic, you should also find a way to counter his undemocratic behaviours.”