An aspirant for the position of national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at the weekend, said Nigeria is more polarised in the current reign of the All Progressives Congress than during the civil war.
Speaking with journalists at a PDP rally in Marmara, Nasarawa State, Dokpesi said unlike PDP, APC has failed to hold the country together.
He described PDP as the only party capable of uniting the country and resuscitating its ailing economy.
“We must be very very hopeful, we must look to the future with a lot of prayers.
“I believe that PDP is the only party that can provide the support that can provide a rejuvenation of the Nigerian economy that can really deal with the issues of unity and stability.
“This country is more divided now than it was during the civil war.”
He told the crowd that Nigerians would have a better country when PDP returns to power in 2019.
Also speaking, Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jubril, called for unity within the party. He said the party needed to come to terms with its current situation, and work towards achieving peace and re-positioning itself for future election victories.
To achieve this, Jubril said the party must eschew its culture of impunity and imposition of candidates. He urged members to subject themselves to the will of the party.
“Our party needs to run away completely from impunity,” he said.
“We have to be able to accept the reality of the situation that we are in today and forget about all our differences and ensure that this party remains the unbeatable party.”