PDP CONDEMNS VIOLENCE DURING PC CONGRESS, SUES FOR PEACE

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the All
Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress held in some
parts of the country on Saturday.
The party in a statement issued by its national publicity
secretary, Kola Ologboniyan called for peace in electoral
processes.

The statement read “PDP condemns in totality, the violence
and bloodletting that characterized last Saturday’s All
Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress in various parts
of the country.
“PDP is indeed worried that our electoral processes are still
very much smudged by unnecessary resort to violence by
contenders, even when there are available channels for the
resolution of disagreements at various levels of
engagement.

“The PDP regrets the violence and calls on Nigerians,
particularly political stakeholders, to concert efforts to make
our political and electioneering processes across board free
of violence especially, as we approach the 2019 general
elections.
“Our party values the life of every single Nigerian and we
implore all contenders, including political parties, to eschew
desperation for power, especially in the face of loss of
popularity and public support due to performance issues.

“Nigeria belongs to all of us and we seek a peaceful
environment where the citizens are free to vote for
candidates of their choice at all levels, particularly the
Presidency.

“As it were, majority of Nigerians have made up their minds
where to go in the 2019 general elections and we urge all
stakeholders, including political parties, contenders to
offices and the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) to respect the will of the people by playing by the
rules and maintaining a peaceful atmosphere.
“The PDP sympathizes with the families of those who lost
their lives in the violence and pray for speedy recovery for
those who were injured. We also urge all Nigerians to
continue in prayers and commitment to the unity and peace
of our dear nation.”

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