22 November 2017
The immediate resignation of the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, has been demanded by a former Deputy National Chairman of the party and one of the contestants for the party’s national chairmanship position, Chief Olabode George.
The PDP chairmanship hopeful in a statement, on Tuesday, through the Director-General, Bode George Campaign Organisation, BGCO, Alhaji Ibrahim K. Aliu (OFR), said it is increasingly disturbing and rather untidy the role Makarfi is currently playing in the process towards the party’s convention scheduled for December 9, 2017.
The BGCO, which insisted that Makarfi could no longer play the role of a neutral arbiter who stands far above the fray, said that the caretaker committee chairman is already soiled in the muddy waters of partisan prejudice.
However, the spokesman of the PDP, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, said the national headquarters of the party is yet to see Bode George’s petition or statement.He said: “Immediately we get it, we shall deliberate on it and take a position.”