PDP convention: Anenih, others preach peaceful co-existence

Tony Anenih
Tony Anenih

The PDP held its convention in Abuja on Saturday.

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Anenih, has called for peaceful co-existence in Nigeria for the enhancement of the country’s stability.

Mr. Anenih, who spoke at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday at PDP’s Special National Convention, called on members of the party to complement this by embracing peace as well.

“This call becomes imperative for the country to move forward. Time has come for all Nigerians to come together and tolerate one another,’’ he said.

Mr. Anenih, who noted that there would always be crisis in every society, however, said PDP had the mechanism to resolve its internal crises.

In his speech, Governor Godswill Akpabio, Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, said the party was owned by “all Nigerians’’.

He also emphasised the need for peace to reign in the country for the country to be run smoothly.

Mr. Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom State, claimed that statistics showed that the best states at the moment in the country were the ones being run by PDP governors.

He also said PDP governors had resolved to give adequate support to President Goodluck Jonathan in the running of the country.

“The President has succeeded with `an uncommon performance’, leading to the reaping of democratic dividends by the people.

“The uncommon reformation in the power, health, and aviation sectors are great achievements.

“For the first time in 10 years, the rails are now running and airports are wearing new-looks, just as peace is being restored in the troubled Northern parts of the country,’’ Mr. Akpabio said.

Josephine Anenih, a former PDP National Women Leader, appealed “to every aggrieved person in the party to always embrace dialogue.

“Try and avoid unnecessary distraction because dialogue is the only solution to peace.’’

She pointed out that “the unity of the country must be paramount to all’’.

A Nigerian music icon, Onyeka Onwenu, who rendered her popular “One Love’’ song, also urged all Nigerians to embrace peace.

She said the PDP’s vision of transforming the nation through the provision of basic infrastructure and human dignity would be “achieved with true love and peace’’.

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