Chief Bode George, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in the Southwest, called on angry members of the party on Wednesday to sheathe their swords for the benefit of the party.
George, who urged the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to reach out to those who have been wronged, also urged Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to remain interested in the party’s affairs.
The PDP chieftain also urged Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s National Chairman, to keep his promise and resign.
He said Ayu had earlier vowed to resign if the party’s presidential candidate emerged from the North.
Speaking at a press conference held at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, George said, “Ayu once said if the presidential candidate should emerge from the North, he’ll resign. I want to take on him for his word. Why are you now trying to reverse the role? Your word must be your bond.
“However, I appeal to all sides to sheathe their swords.
“It’s absolutely necessary and makes a lot of sense for the candidate who wants to wear the big crown, Atiku Abubakar, to start the networking of people and multiple congregation of efforts that’ll make the party succeed.
“I urge Ezenwo Wike to maintain an abiding interest and fidelity to the PDP, which is the best in terms of national outlook, format and reputation.”