As the current crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) persist, the party’s 2023 Presidential candidate, former President, Atiku Abubakar has called on all his supporters to desist forthwith from making statements that are capable of compromising the ongoing reconciliation.
In recent times, the former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike have engaged in bickering over the crisis rocking the PDP.
Atiku in a statement from his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Thursday cautioned that divisive statements can further divide the party.
The former Vice President said such comments have the potential to reduce the optics of PDP’s image as a united political party.
The statement partly read “This appeal becomes necessary to call the attention of party leaders and members to the diversionary antics of the ruling All Progressives Congress which, in manufacturing a false impression of division within the PDP, aims to hoodwink the Nigerian public to overlook the monumental failures of the ruling party.
“Today, Nigerians look up to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to lead the charge in ousting the ruling party. This expectation from the people is the reason why the APC is jittery about their impending fall in next year’s general election. It is also the very reason why the ruling party is manipulating the political process to create a sense of division in the PDP.
“Because they know that there is nothing to campaign with from their records of performance in office, the APC has elected to play the role of the devil’s advocate, regaling in celebration of their imaginary invincibility upon a fraudulent claim that the PDP is divided.
“It is for this reason that appeals to every true member of the PDP and anyone who truly wishes the success of the PDP presidential candidate to not fall for the antics of the APC in making statements that could give credence to the false claim of divisions in the PDP”.
Atiku said contrary to reports in sections of the media, the leaders of the party, including Wike and all governors of the PDP, are united in working for the victory of the party in next year’s general election.