The PDP Professionals in Politics, group of young professionals in the Peoples Democratic Party, has supported the report of the party’s reconciliation committee headed by Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson.
For them, the Dickson’s report captured holistically the surest way to end the lingering crises in the PDP and for that reason want every true member of the party to accept it.
Speaking with journalists at the Kaduna International Airport, the Spokesman of the group, Farouk Ibrahim lamented the desperation of some leaders of the party especially those who have openly come out to condemn the report.
He explained that Governor Dickson and his team should be highly commended for recommending a template for the conduct of a unity national convention that will usher in new national officers of the party.
” I am so at loss as to why people will condemn a report that for the first time since this entire crisis started has given us a way out. It confirms to me that those people are the true enemies of the party”.
” As a group we stand with the Dickson’s reconciliation committee report because it contains what we need to get back on track. Our party needs to reposition itself for 2019 and the report is a major step in that direction.”
He said further: ” As young professionals we urge our leaders and elders to prevail on anyone or group within the party who are still beating the drums of war to stop immediately. We are talking about the future of our great party. We want a party that is intact to be bequeathed to us and not the other way”.
According to him a lot of effort was put into the report by the committee who worked so hard to achieve the feat within a short period and charged the national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to without delay begin its implementation.
Ibrahim described Dickson as a consummate politician, an upright and dedicated party man who will never trade his conscience for any selfish gain and added that he remains truly one of the leading lights of the PDP.
” If not for the likes of Dickson we will not be breathing the air of peace by now in the PDP. If not for Dickson we would have lost a very key state like Bayelsa where our former president hails from. So what do you want to say about this man who is so passionate about the PDP”.
” When you study the report he presented you will notice that all he opined was a political solution without prejudice to the pending case before the Supreme Court to end the impasse. I think we should applaud his dexterity and boldness”.
The Spokesman for the group while maintaining their disposition to the recommendations of the report said they will soon pay a solidarity visit to Sheriff and Dickson to galvanize support ahead of the proposed June convention and asked the Ahmed Markarfi faction to collapse into the main fold of the PDP before they become extinct.