PDP stalwart calls for forgiveness, peaceful coexistence among party members 




By Ameer Obansa, Lokoja


A frontline Member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rt  Hon. Aliyu Akuh has called on all members of the party to embrace forgiveness and peaceful co-existence to forge a common ground to win the forthcoming general elections.


The former Deputy Speaker and member representing Omala state constituency gave this advise against  the back drop of the fall out of the recently concluded PDP primaries in kogi state,


Akuh who is also a strong contender to occupy Lord Lugard House in 2020 made the call on Wednesday in Anyigba during a critical stakeholders meeting of the party to map out strategies to  reconcile members and win the general elections.


The lawmaker stated that the meeting became imperative to review and take stocks  of the just concluded PDP House of Assembly primaries to enable them win the elections.

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While noting that as a big house there is bound to  be misgivings as a result of  the primary election, he urged those who contested to accept in good faith the final Verdict of the party  adding that the party has  commenced the  process of healing the wounds with immediate constitution of peace and reconciliation committee.


According to him, the process of reconciling aggrieved members has begun with the meeting of the  Wards and local government’s EXCOs and advised the people to consider the interest of the party above all personal interests.


He urged members to work assiduously for the success of the party in the forthcoming general elections to reclaim the local government from the opposition party.

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According to him “We may not have been pleased with the turns of event , but the party is supreme. We need to first work for the party to win the general elections. The party has spoken by giving Joel Omaidu the ticket.

” We have an opposition which is the ruling APC and others. We should know that no party is a push over. We are meeting now to respect the will of the party. We are not unmindful of the rights of the aggrieved. We calls for forgiveness and  to accept the verdict as the will of God . I appealed to us to  drop whatever grievances we might have  nursed against the party.

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He enjoined the candidate, Joel Omaidu to extend hands of fellowship to all those who contested against him, adding that he must shun rumours and machinations of the detractors.


In a remark, the former Ambassador to Botswana Isaac Onuh explained that the  present dynamics of power has brought alot of innovations  that may not be palatable to members adding that PDP ‘s decision should be obeyed at all times.


While calling for immediate composition of reconciliation committee, Ambassador Onuh urged party stalwarts to not only reconcile members but to extend their overture to the opposition members so as  to win the general elections assuring that PDP has not lost any elections in Omala LGA in the past.



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