comrade abba moro
comrade abba moro

Former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has stated that there’s no split in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stressing that the problem was the protest by some concerned members of the party who are not comfortable with the selection of the former caretaker chairman, Sen. Modu Sheriff.
“There is no split in the PDP, we only had a group of concerned members of the PDP who felt that certain issues needed to be addressed particularly the selection of Sen. Modu sheriff as acting chairman of the party.”
Moro who spoke with newsmen yesterday in Otukpo, insisted that the party was still intact despite the emergence of a splinter group of elder statesmen who held a parallel meeting in Abuja while a convention of the party was taking place in Port Harcourt.
He said: “At the right time stakeholders and founding members of the party will come together to resolve whatever differences that exists and the party will forge ahead to provide the alternative platform that Nigerians yearn for.
“I must hasten to say that the fallout of the Port Harcourt convention is the fact that before the convention, members of the party could not reconcile their various differences and that is the reason that a full blown convention culminating in the election of the party’s leadership didn’t take place.
“That is why the caretaker committee has now been put in place to address all the problems that were thrown up in the run off to the convention and to organize a more acceptable, more legitimate and legally binding convention that will elect the leadership of the party.
“So it s my take in the circumstances that the issue of the zoning of party offices in the political zones of the country will form a very vital agenda and consideration of the committee and the consultations that it will undertake.”
According to him, if the members of the party expect an enduring resolution of all the contending issues, the issue of zoning must be properly considered and addressed, stressing “it was apparent that the issue of zoning was responsible for the split in the rank and file of the party in the first place.”


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