PDP agitations were born out of concern for the party and the country’s growth – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

The People’s Democratic Party candidate in next year’s presidential election said simmering unrest within the party reflected its credibility as a democratic party.

In a letter to supporters on Sunday, Atiku said he believed the unrest was born out of a collective concern for the growth of the party and the country.

He has, however, pledged as a presidential candidate to do his utmost to bring the party together under a formidable umbrella.

He said, “When the PDP improves, there is greater hope that Nigeria’s bailout is near.

“One of the hallmark attributes of democracy that I greatly admire is that it is a system with an intrinsic crisis management asset.

“It even becomes interesting to note that the most remarkable result of a democratic process is perhaps the greatest possibility of generating conflict.

“So a remarkable lesson I’ve learned in politics is that in some cases conflict is a healthy reality.

“I know, for example, that when conflicts arise because of genuine concerns about an inclusive political process, it indicates the viability of that process and, more importantly, the willingness of stakeholders to actively participate in the success of an inclusive political process. such process.

“As leaders and stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party, the latent unrest in our party reflects our credibility as a democratic party.

“Whatever our agitations are, I believe they are born out of a collective concern for the growth of our party and the country. Therefore, I do not see a divided house in the PDP. I see an opportunity for us to come together stronger and united.

“As the presidential candidate of the PDP, I will make sure to do everything to bring the party together under a formidable umbrella.

“We must not lose sight of the larger goal of saving the country from the hardships our fellow Nigerians continue to endure under the ruling party.

“When the PDP improves, the hopes of Nigerians become even higher that rescue is imminent.”