Damilola Aina, Abuja
Daily Courier – The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said there is no division in the party, stressing that the current agitations by members of the party were borne out of a collective concern for the growth of the PDP and the country.
Atiku stated this in a statement on Sunday amid agitation by some PDP governors led by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike over his choice of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate.
The former vice president maintained that he did not “see a divided house in the PDP. I see an opportunity for us to come together stronger and more united.
According to him, one of the characteristic attributes of democracy was a system with an intrinsic asset of crisis management, adding that the most noteworthy outcome of a democratic process is the greater possibility of conflict generation.
The PDP candidate boasted that the lesson he “learned in politics is that in some instances, conflicts are healthy realities.
“I know, for instance, that when conflicts arise out of genuine concerns about having an inclusive political process, it signposts the viability of that process and, more importantly, the eagerness of stakeholders to be active participants in the success of such a process.
“As leaders and stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party, the simmering agitations in our party are a reflection of our credentials as a democratic party.”