“Tensions are high and we need to see how we can douse the situation” Abdulsalami Abubakar, as he visits Atiku
Chairman of the National Peace Committee(NPC), Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Thursday visited Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), along side members of the committee.
Among the delegation were Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, and John Onaiyekan, Catholic archbishop of Abuja.
And on the side of the PDP politicians in attendance were Peter Obi, Atiku’s running mate; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; and Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman.
The main reason for the visit according to Abdulsalami was to address the disagreement, going by the commiittee’s mission to always ensure that there is peace in the country.
“Currently now, tensions are high and we need to see how we can douse the situation. We have come to listen to the grievances from the PDP,” he said.
“We will continue shuttling to see how we can make sure that the peace is maintained.”
Asked if the committee would meet with stakeholders of the ruling party, he said, “Naturally, when you are dealing of course you need to contact all the stakeholders.”
During a world press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the PDP had vowed to challenge the outcome of the election, accusing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC).