Nigerians must join hands to dismantle all structures promoting instability across the country. The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, stated this today in his message commemorating the International Day of Peace. He sued for peace among Nigerians irrespective of political party, religion and ethnicity.
He also also said there can only be peace when there is unity.
His tweet reads, “As we commemorate the International Day of Peace 2022, we are reminded that only with unity can there be peace and that we all play a vital role in fostering it.
“Rather than fuel conflicts amongst ourselves, it is crucial that we jointly dismantle the structures that entrench these conflicts in our midst. -AA.”
This is coming hours after the crisis rocking his party took new dimension when Wike and his allies pulled out of his Presidential Campaign Council.
The pro-Wike maintained that there was no going back on the call for Ayu’s resignation as the national chairman of the party.
Reading their resolution,after a long meeting held at Governor Wike’s private residence, near Port Harcourt on Wednesday,the former deputy national chairman of the party, Chief Bode George,said Ayu should step down to allow a Southerner occupy the position for the sake of equity and justice.
“We resolve that we are deeply concerned by the division in our party. We are aware that over the years our party has developed conflict resolution mechanisms that guarantee inclusiveness.
“The published presidential campaign council list translates to putting the cat before the horse. The pertinent issue remains the resolution of the leadership which is a departure of
“Senator Iyorchia Ayu must resign as the National Chairman of the party for an acting Chairman of the Southern Nigerian extraction to emerge and lead the party on the national campaign.
“Consequently, we resolve not to participate in the campaign council in whatever capacity until the resignation of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.
In his reaction,Oyo State Governor,Seyi Makinde advised the party to listen to the voice of reason.