A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Southwest, Chief Bode George, on Wednesday, approached angry members of the party to sheathe their swords to serve the party.
George, who urged the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to contact aggrieved people, likewise begged the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to keep on showing interest in the party’s issues.
The PDP chieftain additionally urged the party’s National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to respect his promise and resign.
He said Ayu had before promised to resign if the party’s presidential candidate emerged from the North.
Speaking at a press conference held at his home in Ikoyi, Lagos, George said, “Ayu once said if the presidential candidate should emerge from the North, he’ll resign. I want to take on him for his word. Why are you now trying to reverse the role? Your word must be your bond.
“However, I appeal to all sides to sheathe their swords.
“It’s absolutely necessary and makes a lot of sense for the candidate who wants to wear the big crown, Atiku Abubakar, to start the networking of people and multiple congregation of efforts that’ll make the party succeed.
“I urge Ezenwo Wike to maintain an abiding interest and fidelity to the PDP, which is the best in terms of national outlook, format and reputation.”
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