PDM Declares Support For Atiku Warns Against Election Violence.
As it gets closer to the Presidential elections, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), has declared support for Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its consensus candidate.
This is as Naija News reported how different groups from major regional blocs including Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF) sent in a statement earlier this week to endorse the PDP candidate.
The group after a meeting held today at the Yar’ Adua Centre in Abuja, also called on key participants in the electoral process to play by the rules, stressing that everything possible must be done to make the 2019 elections peaceful, credible, free and fair.
A communiqué signed by Hon. Dubem Onyia (South East), Chief Bode Ajewole (South West), Chief Ejiofor Onyia (South South), Dr Bala Ahmed Tafida (North Central), Alhaji Kabir Bawa (North East), Barr. Fatima Abba (North West) and Dapo Sarumi (Chairman), said only Atiku has the capacity to rescue Nigeria from its current socio-economic and security challenges.
“The tension that has been generated by the 2019 election is getting to a disturbing proportion and we call on all actors in the electoral process to ensure that peace ensues before, during and after the elections.
“We call on the security operatives to be impartial and to focus on their main mandate of preserving and protecting the lives and property of every Nigerian and foreigners alike.
“Politicians should refrain from making insidious statements and anyone caught going against this should be duly prosecuted.
“We demand that INEC, complies strictly with the provisions of the relevant laws in its conduct of the upcoming series of elections,” they said.