The elders in the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seem to be wading in already on the ongoing leadership crisis of the party.
In a statement sighted by 2023.ng on Thursday, the elders said;
“In view of recent developments at the National Secretariat of our great Party, we have resolved to issue this press statement urging all Party Organs, Party Officers and Party Members to remain calm, faithful and orderly, as we proceed with urgent consultations and initiatives to resolve the contending issues. We wish to (1.) firmly reassure aggrieved stakeholders that we intend to be thorough, objective, creative and balanced in our efforts to find lasting solutions to the fundamental matters arising.
“2. Towards this end, we have initiated moves to urgently meet with our Governors, the Board of Trustees, the National Working Committee and other critical stakeholders. Since we all share the legitimate desires of our loyal members to offer a credible, effective and productive alternative, we have no doubt that we shall soon find positive, appropriate, pragmatic and lasting solutions to the problems facing the Party. We shall emerge from this crisis stronger, better and more united. This is only a temporary challenge.
“3. We assure all Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party is resolute in providing qualitative leadership, sound programs, effective implementation strategies and hope generating solutions to our national problems.
“4. On behalf of the elders and founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party, we wish to use this medium to thank all Party Members and supporters across Nigeria and in diaspora for their commitment, loyalty and strong support.
The stamen was jointly signed by party chieftains like former Senate President, Senator (Dr) David B. Mark; Prof. Jerry Gana; Dr. Iyochia Ayu ; former Jigawa Governor, Alh. Sule Lamido; former Kaduna Governor, former Caretaker Chairman of the PDP and former PDP Presidential aspirant Senator Ahmed Makarfi; Senate Minority Leader, Senator E. Abaribe; former Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Ayim Pius Ayim; Senator Ibrahim Mantu; Senator A. Wabara; Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo; former Gomber Governor, Dr. Ibrahim H Dankwambo; Senator Helen Esuene; Hajiya Zainab Maina; Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; Rt. Hon. Austin Okpara; Sentor Biodun Olujimi; Senator Zainab Kure; Senator; Agboola Hosea; Senator Odion Ugbesia; Chief Mike Ogiadomhe and Hajiya Hadiza Adodo.