The Board of Trustees, BOT, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has consulted Governor Samuel Ortom with the aim of proffering solutions to the lingering crisis in the party.
Wabara, who is chairman, Peace Committee, spoke to journalists in Makurdi, on Wednesday, appealed to all aggrieved members to support the committee to enable them solve the problems and quickly too.
He stated that every family has its own problems and there was need for every hand must to be on deck to restore peace to the party
Wabara said, “There is no family without problems and that is exactly why we have came to the head to encourage us with suggestions to solve the problems.
“As I said earlier, there is no problems without solution. We should just watch our utterances, because we will all come back to the same table in the interest of Nigerians.
The BOT chairman stated that it is only PDP that can deliver the nation and provide dividends of democracy like they did in the past 16 years when they were in power added “God just asked us to give way, eight years, for Nigerians to judge for themselves.”
While acknowledging that the aggrieved members have their points, he promised that “we will look at it as the conscience of the party and come out with a decision very soon. We will reach out to the groups. That is why we came here so that he, (Ortom), will create the enabling environment for us to reach out to others.”
Also speaking, Governor Ortom, who noted that he is also an aggrieved party, commended the Senator Wabara committee for their peace moves.
Ortom said, “I have been with Wike. We are friends. We are colleagues and we share common understanding on these issues. I commend the BOT for taking these steps because reconciliation is very key and that is why I said that the party leadership would have deployed its internal conflict resolution mechanism long ago. I commend this effort, reaching out, discussing and dialoguing.
“Politics as I know, over 40 years of practice, is full of conflict but you must get to discussing it and finding solutions. People have diverse interest. You must look at it and see how there can be a win win.
“But treating people as if they are nothing or they have no value, does not make sense to me. So that is what the BOT is trying to do and I believe they have seen me, we have discussed, they are also going to see other governors and I believe that at the end of the day, we shall do something that will bring us together.
Asked if he is going to play a meditation role or stay by the side, Governor Ortom said, “I’m an a grieved person too and that is why they came. I’m not happy with leadership of the party on what they are doing.”
Ortom, who insisted that leadership is collective, said “We should be working together. They are here as fathers, as leaders and as conscience of the party, to discuss with us. We have met, we have made our positions known severally that we are not happy with the way the leadership the party at the national level is managing the party. They need to do something.”
Senator Wabara, during the visit, inaugurated the Aper Aku lodge, renovated by Governor Samuel Ortom saying by not allowing the edifice to collapse, he has shown that governance is a continuum.