The only answer is to continue to fight him in the courts and elsewhere and, if push comes to shove, form another party, get our members and supporters to join that party and leave the bastard with the carcass of the old PDP
Those are the words of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in reaction to Doyin Okupe’s position that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should dialogue with its estranged Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff to settle the current crisis rocking the party.
Doyin Okupe on his Facebook page, hailed the party’s Wednesday decision to extend the tenure of the Ahmed Markafi-led caretaker committee by one year while adding more members to the committee to work towards the resolution of the crisis.
By allowing for new inclusions into the members of the caretaker committee, the leadership obviously has made room for possible reasonable negotiation with the Senator Amodu Sheriff ‘s group, which is inevitable and a political imperative, if the party must remain United.
Okupe also absolved the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari, who have been accused of using Sheriff and the Justice Abang Okon-led Federal Hight Court in Abuja to destroy the PDP.
Okupe blamed the crisis on “the failure of internal conflict resolution machinery of the PDP, the surprising naivety and desperation of many to seize power and control the party,and the gullibility of majority of the followership”
But Fani-Kayode disagreed with Okupe, saying:
“You cannot compromise and negotiate with the devil or a man that wants your head on a silver platter. Sheriff is working for Buhari to destroy the PDP and he has almost succeeded. The only answer is to continue to fight him in the courts and elsewhere and, if push comes to shove, form another party, get our members and supporters to join that party and leave the bastard with the carcass of the old PDP. Very few people will stay with him because carcasses tend to stink and because he is a plague”