A top stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Southwest, Chief Bode George, has urged all aggrieved members of the party to sheathe their swords for the benefit of the party.
While pleading with Govermor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, George, who urged the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to reach out to aggrieved persons,
According to him, the National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, should honour his promise and resign.
He noted that Ayu had earlier vowed to resign if the party’s presidential candidate comes from the northern part of Nigeria.
Speaking at a press conference in 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.”