The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reconciliation committee set up by the Senator Walid Jibrin-led Board of Trustees (BoT) has recommended withdrawal of all pending cases in court in order for the party to resolve all the contentious issues in-house.
Presenting the report of the committee to the BoT chair, Walid Jibrin, last night in Abuja, chairman of the committee and former minister of information, Prof Jerry Gana, said the committee consulted with the PDP Governors Forum, National Assembly Caucus, BoT, the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff camp.
Gana, who did not disclose other recommendations made by his committee, said if the recommendations were implemented, it would go a long way in re-uniting party members and giving the PDP a new life.
He stressed that the convention would hold on Wednesday despite the reconciliation efforts that is on-going, adding that the party would be expecting to see Sheriff at the convention.
“If the BoT considers the recommendations and implements them we believe it will bring genuine reconciliation. It is not good for democracy that every little thing is sent to the law court.
The peoples’ mandate is no longer regarded as sacred. We have a number of court cases all over the place which should be withdrawn.
“If we don’t do that this democracy will be truncated. We recommended withdrawal of all court cases in court. This is not good for the survival of our democracy. Political matters should provide political solutions. The convention in Port Harcourt is holding,” he said.
Senator Jibrin while receiving the report pledged to deliver it to members of the BoT and ensure that the recommendations are implemented for the good of the party.