Makarfi: Anti-party, flouting party rules’ll be dealt with henceforth
OBIORA IFOH, Abuja Following the dissolution of the National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), the Chairman of the Committee and Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson wants the on going reconciliation in the party to be deepened.
This is as the PDP National Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi has vowed to descend heavily on anybody who plays antiparty or flouts the party rules henceforth.
Speaking after a valedictory session with the members of the committee and a visit to Makarfi on Wednesday in Abuja, Governor Dickson said that in a democracy, political solution must always apply to solve political problems.
He said, “The Supreme Court does not reconcile, it can only adjudicate and that is why political solution to a political problem is usually the best option in a democracy. Now that the Supreme Court and the Judiciary have done their job, we are counting on your experience and leadership with the support of all leaders to still deepen reconciliation. It is now the business of political leaders and party leaders under your leadership to build a unity strong party that will be the Horse that Warriors would ride to political battles and win.’’
Governor Dickson who used the visit to congratulate the party and particularly the NCC for the Supreme Court judgement said he proposed to Makarfi the dissolution of all standing committees of the party following the Supreme Court verdict because doing so will enable the party set up new committees with fresh hands to give the PDP fresh breath especially in managing conflict and deepening reconciliation.
He called on all leaders and stakeholders of the party to support the NCC to deepen reconciliation and deliver acceptable Unity National Convention within the shortest possible time.
While stressing that the court only adjudicates and does not reconcile, Governor Dickson urges the NCC and all leaders of PDP across board to embark on deliberate genuine reconciliation adding that it is by so doing that the PDP will regain its lost glory:
Responding, Senator Makarfi thanked Governor Dickson for serving the party dutifully and for sacrificing so much for the party in most trying times. He said it was the initiative of the Governor to have all the standing committees in the party dissolved to create room for a fresh start, and commends the Governor for the foresight.
He said he would pursue reconciliation stressing that it was against that background that he declared after the Supreme Court judgement that there was no victor no vanquished.
He however said all those who had misbehaved and tried to pull the PDP down before the verdict have been pardoned, the party will however descend heavily on anybody who plays antiparty or flouts the party rules henceforth.
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