Senator Buruji Kashamu yesterday warned against legal solution to the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Kashamu, who was one of the supporters of the embattled National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, pointed out that political solution to the crisis would be the best option that would stand the test of time.
The Senator, representing Ogun East Senatorial district, in his position paper on how to resolve PDP leadership crisis, appealed to the leaders of the party to put heads together to resolve the crisis bedevilling the party.
He noted that if the party should go ahead with the planned August 17 national congress without resolving its crisis, it would portend danger to the unity of the party and also endanger the Edo State governorship election.
He said: “Either way, the various orders and judgments can only be validated by the appellate courts. Whichever side wins or loses on appeal, it will have grave consequences for the party.
“So, why don’t we honestly and pragmatically address the issues and resolve them?
For how long are we going to be engaged in legal tussles? There is no need fighting unnecessarily over issues that can be amicably resolved. Let’s not be unnecessarily obstinate.
“I call on my leaders and colleagues in the National Assembly, our governors and leaders to do all within their powers, as custodians of the law, to ensure that we avoid all potential landmines and reposition our party.
“Going to Port Harcourt for another national Convention on the 17th of August, 2016, without addressing the issues that have stuck out like a sore thumb might turn out to be an exercise in futility.
“I appeal to all our leaders to wade into the crisis and resolve the issues. If we gloss over the issues and facts and go ahead to hold the proposed convention without resolving them, the perception of PDP as a lawless organisation will sink deeper and ultimately public opinion will be against us.
“Already, the nomination processes in Edo and Ondo States are being endangered by the current crisis.