Statement from Jonathan on his Stand on PDP crisis

Statement from Jonathan on his Stand on PDP crisis

“We have observed that since the meeting between former President Dr.
Goodluck Jonathan and the Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) last Tuesday, in continuation of the mediation efforts embarked
upon by the ex-President, the media space has been inundated with
clearly off-the-mark speculations, presenting often contradictory
perspectives on the on-going consultations towards resolving the
issues in the PDP.

“We wish to urge the public and well-meaning PDP members to ignore
such misleading conjectures as they are obviously the handiwork of
those who do not wish the party well, and are therefore not happy with
the current reconciliation efforts.

“The fact that the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Ekiti State
Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, promptly addressed journalists at the end of
the meeting, to the effect that an agreement was reached on seeking a
political solution in resolving the differences in the party, clearly
showed that there was no ambiguity in messaging.

“It is obvious that those behind the misleading publications have
failed to achieve their aim, as the former President has seamlessly
continued with the consultations and reconciliatory meetings. It is
instructive to note that since the meeting of last Tuesday with the
Governors, ex-President Jonathan has also met with many other key
leaders of the party, including the Chairman, Board of Trustee (BOT)
Sen. Walid Jibrin, deputy Senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu,
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi, in line with his
resolve to carry all the organs of the party along.

“There is no doubt that the statesmanship evident in the former
President’s reconciliation efforts precludes his laying preconditions,
as is deliberately being misrepresented by a section of the media.

“We hereby reiterate that the former President is determined to
continue on this path of inclusive dialogue, by working with the
Governors, the Board of Trustees (BOT), members of the National
Assembly and other key stakeholders, until the internal dispute is
finally resolved.

“Again, we urge the public and loyal party members to continue to
support the peace process and not to listen to rumours, as
ex-President Jonathan will address them on the positive outcome of the
consultations, at the appropriate time.

Ikechukwu Eze

Media Adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan

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