The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, granted what it termed ‘general amnesty’ to the sacked national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and his team.
Key players in Sheriff’s camp during the crisis are Senator Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun West); business tycoon, Jimoh Ibrahim; Dr. Cairo Ojougbo; former Member of the House of Representatives, Bernard Mikko, among many others.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the Spokesman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said though Sheriff and his group had “caused a monumental distraction to the party, 2019 would be a walk over for the PDP.
“Our hands are freely extended to our people on the other side. We want them to come on board; we want to embrace them. We don’t want to be vindictive; we are going to be fair to all.
“We have no line to tow. What we are doing is like general amnesty for everybody. It is only when we embrace people and they still commit offences that they will be disciplined in line with the PDP constitution,” he said.
Addressing ex-PDP ministers earlier, Makarfi said the party would raise a committee to resolve issues in the South West and to reconcile with Sheriff.