Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has claimed that the current conflict within the party is a family dispute that would be settled soon.
Atiku asserted that the conflict within the party is a political one rather than an attrition war.
Atiku made this statement on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo during the 35th-anniversary celebration of Akwa Ibom State.
The Sokoto State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, who was the PDP presidential candidate’s representative, stated that the party will emerge from the crisis stronger and in a better position to win the 2023 elections.
He said, “Yes, we must acknowledge that we are having internal family issues, but be rest assured that we are not involved or engaged in the war of attrition. It is a political disagreement and very soon, all of that will be resolved and the PDP will continue to remain strong, and grow untill we win the election, by the grace of God, come February 2023.
Atiku who was the Special Guest of Honour congratulated Akwa Ibom State and her people for an all-round growth in all spheres of development in the past 35 years.
“We have seen progress, we have seen development in virtually all the areas of life under your leadership in Akwa Ibom state, only God Almighty can reward you,” he said.
He urged the people of the state to remain steadfast in support for the party and be hopeful that the PDP will take over power at the center in 2023.