Sheathe Your Swords, Tukur Tells Rivers Lawmakers

Tukur-1-600x433National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has urged all political actors in the Rivers State House of Assembly crisis to sheath their swords in the interest of peace.

Making the call in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Oliver Okpala, the PDP chairman denied reports that party leadership was fuelling the crisis.

Tukur, who called for the return of sanity to the state legislature, said it’s the desire of the party that peace and sanity return to the state, adding that democracy cannot thrive in an atmosphere of violence and anarchy.

He therefore, urged the lawmakers to avoid overheating the polity, saying that the PDP remained a united political family adding that no true member of the family would like to pull down the family’s political structure and existence.

The national chairman further warned that a threat to peace in any part of the country is a threat to the peace and stability of the entire country and appealed to well meaning Nigerians to join hands in ensuring that peace returns to Rivers state.

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