Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Charles Aniagwu, has said that the alleged boycott of the Campaign Council by the Governor Nyesom Wike group does not foreclose reconciliation with other stakeholders, stressing that the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was still open for further dialogue.
The Delta State commissioner of Information, who spoke on Arise Television on Wednesday night, clarified that Atiku’s reaction to the alleged boycott of the Campaign Council by Wike’s group, that it was time for the party to move on, was a call to focus on the real issues bothering Nigerians, and not necessarily meant to leave any stakeholder behind.
According to Aniagwu, we don’t have any faction in the party; just a group with interest which is allowed democratically.
“As a party, we are quite comfortable that in the course of time, these issues will give way for everybody to be on board.
“Atiku didn’t say it’s time to move on because he wants to leave anybody behind. He is asking members of the party that it’s time for them to move on to talk about those issues that affect Nigerians.
“There are a whole lot of issues that affect us in this country and so, Atiku said its time to move on; meaning that every hand has to be on deck to carry every Nigerian along and to address those many challenges that confront Nigerians in their everyday life today.
“Atiku is not just looking for anybody to come and vote; he is looking forward to unite every member of the party, and by extension, Nigerians, so that at the end of the day, he would have been able to carry everybody along.
“He has asked everybody to come on board, and we are quite optimistic that in the course of time, everybody will indeed be on board,” Aniagwu stated.