The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday said that the party will be victorious in the forthcoming Edo State governorship election.
He also said that though the party is going through its baptism, reconciliation is inevitable, adding that he has no doubt that the opposition party will come out stronger.
He expressed confidence that the party will not only bounce back as one united family but will also emerge victorious in a free and fair election in Edo State.
Makarfi, who addressed newsmen at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, said that the party is committed to reconciliation of all the interest groups in the party.
He pointed out that even if the party is victorious in court, there would still be need for reconciliation, stating that the party is making serious efforts to resolve the crisis in the party.
He said: “Not only shall we rise and run. We shall rise and fly. We are doing everything possible. Even if you are victorious in court, you still need to come home and do recon-ciliation. So, it is better if we can achieve that before instead of leaving it to litigation to settle down.
“We are not representing ourselves. Whatever the party wants, we will do. We don’t have personal interest in this matter. We listen to the opinions of the overwhelming members of the PDP.
“Reconciliation is something you talk less about. Because certain action being taken if you talk about it, you will indirectly be undermining the process. We are open to the reconciliation.
There must be flexibility when you are talking of reconciliation. And of course the overwhelming views of majority of the members, even whoever you may classify as mi-nority cannot also be ignored, you must make concession here and there and I believe that the party is ready to do that. But that will be the basis of rational and reasonable demands. So that we can all work as one family,” Makarfi said.
On Edo, he said: “We are confident that the party will not only bounce back as one united family but will also emerge victorious in a free and fair election in Edo State.”
In the same vein, the Secretary of Caretaker committee, Sen Ben Obi said the commit-tee is committed to restoring the party to its past glory.