- The Inter-Party Advisory Council commended the APC for not interfering with the PDP judgement
- The group urged the opposition party to learnt to manage its crisis
- It said other parties should approach it to settle its problem
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not interfere in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis as seen in Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s victory.
The PDP was engulfed in internal crisis that threatened to tear the party apart over the leadership tussle between Makarfi-led faction and the Ali Modu Sherriff faction of the party.
A five-man panel declared Makarfi authentic chairman of the PDP on Wednesday, July 12.
In a statement released by the Alhaji Mohammed Nalado, who is the national chairman of the group on Thursday, July 13, he said the judgement showed the APC did not interfere.
He said: “The judgement would have been impossible without the democratic and political ambience provided by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government led by President Mohammadu Buhari.”
He called on the party to reconcile with its members while also urging other parties to settle their internal problems with dialogue.
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He also advised political parties to approach the national leadership of IPAC to settle their dispute.
NAIJ.com had reported that Makarfi’s victory at the Supreme Court sparked celebration among his loyalists as they expressed optimism that the party would unite and get better ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, Makarfi stated that his committee is open to reconciling with all aggrieved party members, but with an added caveat.
While addressing party supporters, Makarfi said a reconciliation process would strengthen the PDP for the future, but it has to come with certain conditions.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of a Nigerians criticizing the leaders: