Kashamu Warns against Legal Solution as Panacea to Solving PDP’s Crisis

by on August 3, 2016

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.

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