By Godson Ikiebey-
The chairman of the National Peace Committee (NPC), Abdulsalami Abubakar, led members of the committee to the residence of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Those who attended the meeting From the NPC include, Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto and Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of the Catholic archdiocese of Abuja.
On the side of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), those who attended include, Peter Obi, Atiku’s running mate; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; and Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman.
In a brief engagement with journalists after the meeting, Abdulsalami said his committee decided to address the disagreement, given its mission to always ensure that there is peace in the country. He said:
“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”.
When asked if the committee would meet with stakeholders of the ruling party, he said, “Naturally, when you are dealing of course you need to contact all the stakeholders”.
You will recall that the PDP has vowed to challenge the outcome of the election, accusing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC).