by Abasiubong Tom
Reconcile or forget us, PDP youths tell leaders
Politicians must learn to keep to their words, especially those who are leaders of political parties.
This appears to be the message that youths in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are passing to their party leaders.
The spokesperson for the PDP Youth Wing, Obianuju Ogoko told newsmen on Monday in Abuja that they were giving the leaders 45 days to reconcile every member of the party and failure to meet this deadline would make them withdraw their support from the party.
They also want the leaders to convene an urgent meeting to work out the modalities for a national convention.
To them, it is time to put the party first, ahead of personal interests and ego.
In any case, this is what both warring factions of the party promised before the Appeal Court unanimously affirmed former Borno governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, as the authentic national chairman of the party.
However, PDP leaders seem far from resolving their problems in spite of the court ruling and their promises to abide by the ruling.
The Ahmed Makarfi group had called for an emergency meeting to be held at the International Conference Center in Abuja on Monday, but they met the place barricaded by the police.
The actual reasons for the meeting were not clear but the Makarfi group, bent on having their meeting, quickly relocated to the Ekiti State Government Lodge to fulfill their aim.
Being locked out of party offices or meeting centres was a regular occurrence for the PDP in 2016 and having it repeat itself seems to indicate a return to battle.