NIGERIA DECIDES: WE WANT TO DOUSE THE SITUATION; MAINTAIN PEACE -ABDULSALAMI
Two days after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared president, Buhari winner of the 23rd February election, the members of the National peace committee has visited the major contender in the elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The PDP is accusing the ruling party of manipulating the outcome of the elections through acts of rigging, suppression of their votes and inflation of votes ascribed to the ruling party.
As part of that move towards resolving the dispute, the National Peace Committee has met with PDP flag bearer, as well as other leaders of the party.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, held at the residence of the PDP Presidential candidate, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar said his committee decided to address the disagreement, given its 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. We will continue shuttling to see how we can make sure that the peace is maintained,” he said.
Asked if the talks would be extended to the ruling party, Gen. Abubakar said, “Naturally, when you are dealing of course you need to contact all the stakeholders.”
Other members of the committee present at the meeting which was held behind closed doors were the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Kukah and the Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan.