MODU Sheriff-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to have lost grip of the North Eastern part of the country, as concerned party stakeholders in the region have urged his faction to withdraw all pending suits and recognise the National Caretaker Committee led by former Kaduna State governor, Alhaji Ahmed Markafi.

The stakeholders, in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting held at Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi State, on Saturday, and signed by the conveners, former governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna and former Minister of Police Affairs, Adamu Maina Waziri, said this was to pave way for peace.

“We hereby resolve and call on Senator Sheriff to withdraw all pending litigation and recognise the National Caretaker Committee in order to pave way for the party to have an all-inclusive national convention that will usher in a new leadership.”

The stakeholders resolved to strengthen consultations at all levels of the party towards finding workable solutions to dispute prevailing and also deepen zonal action.

It was also resolved that the concerned stakeholders would engage other zones towards repositioning the party as a viable opposition platform. They noted that this was necessary for the overall development and progress of democracy.

The communiqué also agreed to set up committees towards actualisation of all resolutions reached, including central working committee, contact and mobilisation and strategy committee.

Those in attendance were former Taraba deputy governor, Umar Garba, Senator Grace Bent, Senator Abdull Ningi, Professor Ahmed Rufai, former Bauchi deputy governor, Abdul Malik Mahmoud, among others.

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