Fovernor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has disclosed the outcome of the meeting between former president Goodluck Jonathan and governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, February 28.

According to him, the PDP had resolved to adopt political, rather than legal approach, to seek lasting solution to the party’s leadership crisis, NAN reports.

Fayose says PDP have resolved to adopt political rather than legal approach to solve the party’s leadership crisis

He said: “He, Jonathan, is genuinely concerned about what is going on in the party, and he thought that an interactive session with the governors will go a long way to dousing tension.

“We know that there are so many matters before the court but we believe that a political solution will go a long way to solve this matter.

“If we believe in this party, we will all be willing and ready to pursue a political solution, which at the end of the day every interest will be well represented. That is the position of this meeting.”

Fayose said that irrespective of the matters before the court, political solution is the best.

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He assured all PDP supporters that the governors believed in the party as well in its success, and urged members and the supporters to refrain from making comments that could compound the party’s crisis.

“We want to appeal to everybody to be wary of making statements that could further worsen the situation; we should make complimentary statements that can enhance the party the more.”

In attendance of the meeting were governors of Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Taraba, Cross River, Abia, Ebonyi, Gombe and Bayelsa. Rivers was represented by the deputy governor.

The PDP has been thrown into a lingering leadership crisis after the party lost the 2015 presidential election to the APC.

The party has two separate factions laying claim to the position of its national chairman.

One of the factional leader of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, last month secured a victory at the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt, which declared him the authentic chairman.

However, the other faction led by Ahmed Makarfi, have rejected the judgment and have indicated their intention to head to the Supreme Court.


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