PDP has been marred by a leadership tussle between sacked national chairman Ali Modu Sheriff and Caretaker Committee chairman Markafi in a drama that raged over a timeframe of months.
According to PDP Board of Trustees chairman, Walid Jibrin, on Thursday 22 September 2016:
"We welcome any effort by any person aiming at brining peace and progress to this great party.
"We are open to suggestions that will bring peace and tranquillity to the party, which is the largest opposition party in Africa.
"All Nigerians, either in the PDP or in any other political party, must pray for the party so that we will come to the end of the crisis soon. The PDP’s survival is in the interest of everyone of us irrespective of party affiliation.”
"We hope the leaders of the party are serious about the claim that they have reconciled. Therefore, they should come and open this dirty (pointing to the building) place now.”
"The two men should honour their words and respect the agreement they have signed. If Sheriff wants to be President in 2019, it is within his constitutional right and that should be respected.
"But as leaders of the party and as former governors, they should know that millions of Nigerians and members of this party are looking up to them to sheathe their swords and allow peace to reign in this party."