Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi yesterday said the committee will revisit all petitions arising from the conduct of the party’s congresses in some states.
He gave the assurance when leaders of the Kwara state chapter of the party paid solidarity visit to members of the Caretaker Committee at the party’s temporary national secretariat In Abuja.
According to Makarfi, one of the strategies the committee had adopted in rebuilding the party is to ensure that justice is done to all members of the party that are aggrieved over the conduct of the last congresses.
He disclosed that he is aware of the petition from Kwara state over the conduct of the last congresses and stressed that the issue will be resolved before the forthcoming national convention.
“On this report, I assure you that we will do Justice to that as we are going to do to every other reports before us.
“We want not just in Kwara, but in Nigeria, to reconcile party men and women. In that way we have the chance not only to regain many more States but we will also regain power at the centre.”
Senator Makarfi commended the Kwara State chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, who led the delegation for being very matured and objective while making a case for the Caretaker Committee to revisit the outcome of the Kwara congresses.
“Honestly speaking, I am pleased by the speech delivered by the state chairman. It is not offensive, he did not to say that some people don’t matter but acknowledging yes they are not in line with Kwara PDP even when though they are still in PDP but there are party men a women in kwara that we should use our position to reconcile and ensure that justice is done.
“Some other individuals would have said forget about them but you did not say so. I am so surprise. You are elders with modest ideas.”
Speaking on the tenure of the Caretaker Committee, Senator Makarfi reiterated that the committee will quit in August when the national convention is scheduled to take place.
“We are not sit-tight caretaker committee. We are given a mandate and we are determined to deliver that mandate within the time given to us.
“We don’t belong to sit- tight leaders. We have been saying that even if by today our services are no longer required we will quit. Others left before us and others will leave after us.”
Speaking earlier, Prince Fagbemi said members of the Kwara state chapter of the party are wholly in support of the Caretaker Committee.
He, however, prayed the chairman to revisit the petition from Kwara state over the conduct of state congress.
“We hope and pray that among the issues you shall need to resolve is the Kwara Exco and that you shall have time to make a determination and confirm our Exco being the legitimate Kwara State Chapter.
“All the relevant facts to lead you into a determination are available in the directorate of organization at the headquarters here.”
Prince Fagbemi added that if PDP is able to resolve issues arising from the last congresses in Kwara state The party will be in good stead to upstage the ruling APC in the state as a result of over whelming discernment among the people against the APC administration.
He also called on Sen Ali Modu Sheriff and his group to join hands with the National Caretaker Committee put in place and endorsed by all critical stakeholders of the party to move the party forward.