Former Kaduna state governor and chairman of the PDP caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has dismissed as mere speculation, claim that he has opened discussion with former chairman of the dissolved national working committee, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff with the motive of stepping down for the latter. The former Borno state governor had on Monday stormed the national secretariat and took over its administration.
Former national vice-chairman, South-south, Cairo Ojougboh at a news briefing yesterday claimed that Senator Ahmed Makarfi has accepted Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the legitimate chairman of the party. But addressing newsmen at his residence in Abuja, Senator Makarfi dismissed the claim as fraudulent. He said:” That’s very fraudulent. I saw him, (Senator Sheriff) at the convention of course, but I haven’t sat privately with Modu Sheriff in the last 3 months, or anybody representing him not to talk of me making such a statement. The former Kaduna state governor however disclosed that he was open to dialogue that would ensure the amicable resolution of the seemingly protracted impasse facing the party.