The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party took a new twist as Governor Wike of Rivers State and the Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff reportedly confronted each other in a ferocious Verbal war at a Peace Meeting conveyed by ex President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at Abuja.
It was gathered that the face between the duo began when Senator Ali Modu Sheriff insisted that Ahmed Makarfi the sacked Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP would not address the gathering, however Governor Wike was said to have been irked by the action demanding Why Sheriff will address the gathering and Makarfi would not, whichlead to an altercation where Wike and Sheriff allegedly stood up pointing each other in a heated debate as the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan looked on in bewilderment.
Punchng reports that Sheriff had walked into the meeting late after everyone including the Chairman PDP board of trustees, senator Walid Jubrin, deputy senate President Ike Ekweremadu, David Mark, PDP Governors and other Parliamentarians had seated.
While the two fought each other verbally, others seated including Ike Ekweremadu and David Mark had tried to pacify them but to no avail until the former President invited some selected attendees to meet inside one of the rooms within the Yar’Adua Centre, where the meeting held.
Those at the secret meeting were Jonathan, Wike, Sheriff, Ekweremadu, Jibrin, Mark and the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose,It was also gathered that Sheriff later emerged from the room and walked out of the larger meeting.
Later, Jonathan, who spoke with journalists after the exit of Sheriff and his team, described what happened as unfortunate.
He nevertheless said the meeting would go ahead with the hope of ending the crisis in the party.
He announced that he would set up of a 40-member committee, which he said he would head.
Jonathan added that in his absence, either his former Deputy, Namadi Sambo, or Mark would stand in for him to lead the meeting.
He explained that the proposed committee would have six members of the BoT, six members to be drawn from both Sheriff and Makarfi groups, all the governors, Ekweremadu and other members from the Senate and the House of Representatives.