The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives Aspirants Forum (RAF) has said the ongoing reconciliation meeting between the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar and the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is in the interest of the nation.
Naija News reports that Atiku and Wike issues began after the party’s presidential primaries and got worse after the PDP flag bearer chose Delta State Governor governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
The group, in a statement by its Chairman, Hon. Muhammad Danjuma (Garkuwa babba) over the weekend, insisted that it is necessary for the duo to bury the hatchet in order to end the sufferings and the dangers imposed on Nigerians by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
RAF urged the politicians to demonstrate their known principle of subjecting personal or group interest to national interest.
The group said: “At this point of our democratic struggle, it is important to bring to the fore the contributions of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to the formation and survival of PDP in Nigeria.
“Atiku and Wike have struggled for the liberal democratic structure and internal democracy of PDP. Both are equally aware that the pursuit of national interest is a core objective of PDP and they have in the past demonstrated their loyalty to national interest for the collective benefits of Nigerians.
“The 2023 Presidential election is crucial to the survival of democracy in Nigeria.The reconciliation of Atiku and Wike is important and both leaders must demonstrate their known principle of subjecting personal or group interest to national interest. Nigerians are clearly stressed from the misrule of the APC government and a rescue team from the failure of government is the desire of all Nigerians.
“There is no doubt that the rescue efforts will be collective by all Nigerians. The leadership of this rescue mission falls on Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of PDP. He cannot do it alone. He needs the support of Nigerians and the pivotal role of leading Nigerian Patriots such as Nyesom Wike.
“Nigerians are good people and they are wise people with the natural endowment of Participant Political Culture. Nigerians know their sincere leaders and are always ready to deliver their verdict in every circle of election. The contributions of Atiku and Wike to democracy, development and unity of Nigeria are well known to Nigerians and ready to reward their patriotic efforts.”
This article was originally published on Naija News