- Apart from Sheriff and Makarfi, the meeting was attended by two governors and a former president of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim
- Ali Modu Sheriff was not happy because he thinks he is the most senior official of the PDP and should be accorded the respect
Reports reaching NAIJ.com have it that the meeting between factional national chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), summoned by former President Goodluck Jonathan, may have ended in a deadlock as Ali Modu Sheriff reportedly walked.
Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi had continued to hold the jugular following a leadership tussle.
The former president reportedly summoned the duo in an attempt to resolve the lingering crisis.
Others who attended the meeting include former Senate president, Anyim Pius Anyim, and the governors of Ekiti and Rivers.
NAIJ.com learnt that Sheriff was angry that he was not allowed to declare the event opened, though he arrived late for the meeting.
The reports say the session was declared opened by its convener while the chairman of the party’s board of trustees, Walid Jibrin gave a goodwill message.
The participants later went into a close-door session only for Sheriff to storm out insisting that he remains the most senior official of the party to declare it open.
Speaking with journalists, an angry Sheriff said: “We are here for PDP stakeholders meeting and the PDP has only one national chairman, which is Ali Modu-Sheriff.
“There is no PDP meeting that will take place under whatever arrangement that will not open the session as national chairman.
“Today, I’m the most senior member of this party.”
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