Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu has appealed to stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to call for an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to thrash out contentious issues and end the leadership crisis rocking the party.
In a statement issued on Tuesday Senator Kashamu said “we cannot use illegality to solve the problem of the party.”
Citing the ‘contradictory’ pronouncements from the various divisions of the Federal High Court on the matter, the senator said it is clear that the courts may not be able to resolve the issues in a manner that will ultimately work out for the greater good of the party.
He said his intervention is not about anybody or group of persons, stressing that he has nothing to do taking sides with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff or Senator Makarfi who are both laying claims to the national leadership of the party, as both leaders have contributed to the well-being of the PDP.
“I suggest that we needed to call a NEC meeting where we could right the wrongs in order to preempt mischievous elements or the opposition who could use some disloyal members of the party in the nearest future, to question the outcome of the National Convention.
“I averred that we may be building the party on a foundation of illegality by appointing a National Caretaker Committee who will conduct the affairs of the party that will lead to another convention from where new officers of the Party who will subsequently conduct the National Convention in which the presidential candidate would be elected.
“That trend is dysfunctional, dangerous and ominous. To build our party on a solid and sure foundation, we must get rid of illegality and impunity. Today, the realities that stare us in the face affirm my position, making it more compelling”.