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Confusion in PDP as Makarfi, Sheriff factions sell forms for Lagos LG polls

There is confusion in the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the forthcoming local government elections.

This heightened the raging leadership crisis between the party’s National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi.

With the local government elections scheduled for July 22 and the commencement of sale of forms to intending aspirants, it was learnt that both the Sheriff and Makarfi factions have been selling forms to aspirants.

However, some aspirants are currently undecided on which of the camps to align themselves with.

Findings reveal that Makarfi’s faction, led by Mashood Salvador, has higher number of followers while that of Sheriff, which has Segun Adewale popularly known as Aero Land as chairman, is trailing behind.

Salvador had recently met with the potential candidates where he reeled out instructions on the sale of forms.

This was followed by the sale of the nomination and expression of interest forms to the aspirants.

However, Adewale’s faction was equally selling forms.

He confirmed to our correspondent yesterday that he had sold forms worth N3 million to aspirants.

“Why will people buy forms from Salvador? Is Makarfi the one that got court judgement from the Appeal Court? So why will you go and buy form from Makarfi group? he queried.

Salvador, who also spoke with Daily Trust, however, said anyone who bought form from an individual other than at the PDP secretariat did so at his own peril.

“We have the PDP registered secretariat at 56 Adekunle Fajuyi. If any member of the party does not know where to go and chose to go to somebody’s house and buy form, I think he is on his own,” he said.

A frontline chairmanship aspirant in one of the most popular LGs in Lagos said, “A lot of us are afraid of buying form because of the ongoing confusion. We only hope our leaders would come together and unite ahead of this forthcoming election.”

DAILY TRUST

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