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Makarfi declares “general amnesty” for members involved in leadership tussle

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi has declared “general amnesty” for its members involved in the leadership tussle that last for over one year.

Makarfi made the announcement while reacting to a questions from journalists on whether the party would sanction the sacked National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

Addressing reporters in Abuja through the spokesperson for the caretaker committee, Dayo Adeyeye, Makarfi said while the party will overlook the “sins” committed by those set of people involved in the party’s crisis, anyone who participates in fresh plot against the new leadership will not be forgiven.

The former Kaduna State governor urged members with pending cases against the party at state levels to withdraw them.

Adeyeye said, “No, we won’t punish anyone for what had happened in the past. Our doors are open for everyone, including those who are not members of the PDP.

“It is general amnesty for all. It is when you begin to commit fresh sins or causing fresh troubles that we will then look at it.

“We want to appeal to everybody, those who have cases in courts, to withdraw them in the interest of the party. You can see that everybody is happy because of the outcome of the case.”

Adeyeye also claimed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, had failed Nigeria.

He claimed that Nigerians were in search of another party that would offer solutions to current challenges.

“APC is a monumental disaster. People are looking for alternative and now the Supreme Court has restored their hope. We will provide the alternative platform.

“As we can see now, 2019 election will be a walkover in our favour. APC will begin to see virile opposition henceforth,” he added.

Updated: July 14, 2017 — 8:12 am

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