The division in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP got to a head yesterday, with the AHMED MAKARFI group telling its supporters to seek other platforms for their ambitions.
The group is battling for the soul of the former ruling party with the ALI MODU SHERIFF court-backed leadership. The Supreme Court is to settle the crisis.
The MAKARFI group has however advised the state chapters to choose any available alternative platform to field candidates in the forthcoming council elections in Lagos and other elections across the states.
Spokesman of the Group Prince DAYO ADEYEYE said the directive on members to seek public offices on other platforms became imperative owing to an alleged plot by the SHERIFF leadership to frustrate those it described as genuine PDP candidates elections.
He said there was the need for the party to take precautions to avoid a situation where its candidates would be frustrated by the antics of the SHERIFF leadership, as was the case during the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
He added that with the case of the party’s leadership crisis still pending before the Supreme Court, the SHERIFF leadership had continued to cause distractions and confusion in the chapters.