The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted what it called “general amnesty” to the faction of the former Acting National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, ex-Deputy National Chairman, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh and others.
The opposition party further warned that while it would overlook the sins committed by those set of people, it will wield the big stick on anyone who participates in fresh plot against it.
This declaration was made by the Chairman of National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, in an interview with reporters in Abuja on Thursday, while reacting to a question on whether the party would sanction the sacked Sheriff, and his allies.
Makarfi, who described the last 14 months as very worrisome for the party, however, said there was no need punishing those who made the party to experience the setback.
Speaking through the spokesperson for the caretaker committee, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, Makarfi called on those with pending cases against the party at state levels, to withdraw them.
Adeyeye, a former Minister of State for Works, said the PDP would provide a credible alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He stated, “No, we won’t punish anyone for what had happened in the past. Our doors are open for everyone, including those who are not members of the PDP.
“It is general amnesty for all. It is when you begin to commit fresh sins or causing fresh troubles that we will then look at it.
“We want to appeal to everybody, those who have cases in courts, to withdraw them in the interest of the party. You can see that everybody is happy because of the outcome of the case.”