The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, and members of his National Working Committee, NWC, are set to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the lingering leadership crisis rocking the party.

Prior to his tearing of his membership card few years ago, Obasanjo was a former Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT.

Disclosing this, National Secretary of the Sheriff’s faction, Wale Oladipo said the move was part of consultation with the party’s leaders which was aimed at restoring normalcy to the former ruling party, Punch reports.

According to Oladipo, “We will meet former President Obasanjo. He is our leader and he is also a former president elected on the platform of our party.

“We have high respect for him as a person and the office he occupied. Don’t forget that he was also a former Chairman of our BoT.”

On Sheriff’s forcefully entry onto the party’s National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza in Abuja over the weekend, Oladipo said the constitution of the party put his office as the custodian of the secretariat.

The National Secretary frowned at the decision of the party’s BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, to hold the keys to the complex.

He said, “It is not right for the chairman of the BoT to claim that the keys were with him. The constitution of our party stipulates which office is the custodian of the national secretariat.

“How did the keys get to him? Assuming there was a crisis, why not keep the keys with the secretary of the illegal caretaker committee?

“But if he had reported to the police, then that is good. He should also tell the police what section of our party constitution gives him the power to keep the keys.”

Following the ruling of a port Harcourt Appeal Court affirming him as the Chairman of the party, Sheriff had visited former President Goodluck Jonathan, ex Chairman of the party’s BoT, Tony Anenih as part of his consultations aimed at resolving the crisis.

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