The crisis rocking the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday took another dimension as the Sen Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee (NCC) failed to reconcile the warring factions.
Recall that the party had on Saturday, August 12 during its non-elective convention in Abuja, dissolved the factional executive committees.
The meeting which was presided by Makarfi was deadlocked as the factions led by Iyiola Oyedepo and Sunday Fagbemi failed to reach a compromise.
Makarfi and other members of the NCC had during the meeting excused the factions to arrive at a compromise which could not work out. This development led to disagreement among the members of the factions.
The Makarfi-led NCC had summoned the party stakeholders from the state to Abuja in a bid to reconcile them. The party had engaged Sen Solomon Ewuga to serve as mediator between the two warring factions.
But indications that the two-hours meeting ended in an intense deadlock emerged as some of the stakeholders were seen discussing angrily in clusters while others hurriedly left the party premises.
Effort to seek further clarification by journalists was refused by the former Minister of National Planning, Prof Suleiman Abubakar, who declined speaking with them but directed them to a former senator, Suleiman Ajadi.
But, Ajadi angrily rebuffed the journalist and shouted at them especially the National Television Authority, NTA reporter who dared to ask him a question.
Earlier, Sen Makarfi, while speaking during the open session, cautioned the two camps to toe the part of four other states that have resolved to work together, noting that Kwara State was reputed to be very politically mature.
Makarfi who further urged them to put their house in order, warning that they risk losing the party’s structure in the state to members that will join later.