The hope of a peaceful resolution to the crisis rocking the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party dimmed on Wednesday as the two factional leaders of the party renewed their hostilities.
The fresh outbreak of hostilities is a major setback to the reconciliatory moves of the party, whose fortunes had plummeted after the general election loss of 2015.
Specifically, the two claimants to the position of the national chairman of the party, Senator AHMED MAKARFI and Senator ALI MODU SHERIFF, accused each other of planning to subvert the party.
The renewed battle for the control of the leadership of the party is coming barely 10 days to the Ondo State governorship election even as the party at the state level has been embroiled in a tussle for the governorship ticket.
MAKARFI, who is the chairman of the national caretaker committee of the party, described SHERIFF as an agent of the All Progressives Congress.
In a swift reaction, SHERIFF, who is a former governor of Borno State, said MAKARFI’s caretaker committee had been disbanded.