PDP is intact -President Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the crisis rocking the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will soon become history as efforts are being intensified by elders to resolve it. The assurance came during the Post-Convention dinner of the party held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential villa on Monday.  Goodluck Jonathan President

Severn Governors along with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar among many other chieftains of the party staged a walkout at the Special PDP Convention held on August 31 in Abuja. The group later announced the formation of a faction of the party (PDP) at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.

The President who was calm throughout the event described the walkout of the aggrieved PDP members as a “minor disagreement.” He described the walk-out as a family disagreement which he said would be resolved in due course. He, therefore, called on the dissenting party members to embrace dialogue as “no other party can face PDP.” He further assured the party members in attendance that “We will do our best to keep PDP one and Nigeria one,”

Chief Tony Anenih, The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), used the occasion to call on party members who may be interested in contesting for elective posts in 2015 general elections to declare their intention.  “We must be ready for the journey. By the end of September we would not be able to tell anybody that the time is not right; we will be able to tell them where we are going through.

“It is good that we tell our people where we are going and how the journey will be like,” he said.

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