Although Makarfi has received support from governors in the party, Sheriff was recognised by an Appeal Court as the chairman of the party.
The Sun reports that sources within the party said the former president asked both men to step down and for the party to forge a new path especially with the coming of the 2019 general elections.
Fayose said after the meeting with the former president that the party would try and adopt a political solution rather than court own.
:He said “It is my pleasure to tell you that (Jonathan) is genuinely concerned with what is going on in the party. And, he thought that an interactive session with the governors would go a long way to douse tension.
“Again, we know that there are so many matters before the court. But, we believe that a political solution will go a long way to solve this matter. And I believe in this party; we will all be willing and ready to pursue a political solution, in which, at the end of the day, every interest will be well represented. That was the position of this meeting.”