Adopt Akwa Ibom’s template for peace: PDP writes Buhari



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari-led’s government to adopt the template for national peace and harmony as initiated and being implemented by Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom state.

The PDP noted that this will help to achieve sustained peace and development in the PDP-controlled state.

The PDP added that such will help the Federal Government to combat the current spate of insecurity, disharmony, disagreements, tension, avoidable conflicts and restiveness in the country.

The opposition party made the recommendation via a statement signed and released by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary.

The statement reads:

“The party counsels the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to immediately understudy the model of the Maintain Peace Movement (MPM) programme unveiled at the weekend by Governor Udom Emmanuel as part of his measure to engender peace and development in the state.

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“Our party insists that with the right template at the national level, our nation will come out of the woods and regain its pride of place among the comity of nations.

“It is instructive to note that the Udom Emmanuel template has enabled the Akwa-Ibom state government to effectively manage contending interests, achieve harmony among the political class, enhanced public/private partnership, create enabling atmosphere for greater citizen participation as well as harmonious living in a multifarious state.

“Under the MPM template, the energies of all segments of the state’s population; the youths, political class, business community, professional groups, faith-based organizations, traditional institution and private individuals are being harnessed for the development of the state.

“Our party commends Governor Udom Emmanuel’s commitment towards ensuring a peaceful state, a situation that enabled him to effectively deploy the resources available to the state to impact lives, create enduring infrastructure, attract investors, provide jobs and improve on the living standard of the people, in line with the manifesto of our great party.

“The PDP urges Governor Emmanuel not to relent but continue to deepen harmonious living which is sine qua non for development. The PDP also expresses confidence in the National Coordinator of the MPM and National Legal Adviser of our party, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, for his commitment under Governor Udom Emmanuel, towards the success of the initiative.”

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