Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali-Modu Sheriff and members of his faction got a reprieve on Thursday as Senator Ahmed Makarfi announced that Sheriff and his allies are welcome back to the party.
This is against the backdrop of Wednesday’s court verdict that bestowed on Makarfi, rather than Sheriff, the authentic leader of the party.
Makarfi leadership said it was granting what it called “general amnesty” for its members who it said participated in the crisis that engulfed the party in the last 14 months.
It said while it would overlook the sins committed by those set of people, it nevertheless warned that anyone who participates in fresh plot against the former ruling party would not be forgiven.
The former Governor of Kaduna State was reacting to a question on whether the party would sanction the sacked National Chairman of the party, Sheriff and those in his camp who took the party to court over the outcome of its May 21, 2016 national convention.
Apart from Sheriff, some of those in his camp were the party’s former National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo; Sheriff’s deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, and the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Bernard Mikko.
Makarfi, who described the last 14 months as very worrisome for the party, however, said there was no need punishing those who made the party to experience the setback.