A sage and a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Mohammed Rabiu Bako has advised the Ali Modu Sherrif and the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committees to put away their sword and step aside in the interest of the party.
He said the call has become important in view of the need for them to make sacrifices as the party is greater than any individual or groups, hence the call for quick resolution of the impasse so that the party would reposition itself for future challenges ahead.
The former Commissioner under the Makarfi administration in Kaduna State spoke with reporters in Kaduna on the state of affairs of the party and efforts being made to settle the crisis.
“It is apparent that the two leaders are playing to the gallery with each trying to outsmart the other. This attitude is certainly and totally detrimental to the progress of our party particularly now that we are in the opposition. It is not in the interest of our party for our leaders to throw tantrums at each other at the slightest opportunity thereby personalizing the leadership of the party. as it is now, one would have expected that the Board of Trustee, our respected elders and governors would have taken full charge of the situation by demanding for the resignation of the leadership of the two warring camps so that normalcy will be restored in the affairs of our great party.” He said.
The elder-statesman emphasised that his call was with all sense of responsibility, having witnessed the dismal outcome of both the Edo and Ondo gubernatorial elections being lost to this unwarranted fractionalization.