By Henry Umoru
ABUJAâ€”THE National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Vincent Ogbulafor has urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and bring to the attention of law enforcement agencies, any threat to law and order.
According to him, the party associates itself with the position of the Governors of the 19 Northern states, who have resolved to end religious and communal clashes that has proved counter productive to the development of the entire region.
Ogbulafor, who was reacting 15 days after the incident, noted that Nigeria as a country cannot advance as a people and as a democratic nation in an atmosphere of insecurity, violence and anarchy, saying that the PDP deeply regrets the loss of lives and property â€œin this senseless carnage which no doubt has brought untold hardship on the people of the affected areasâ€.
According to a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prof Rufai Alkali in Abuja yesterday said, â€œwe are surprised that in the 21st century Nigeria , a group still believes in downplaying the importance of education under whatever guise.
We condemn in totality the recourse to extremist ideologies in a multi-religious and multi-cultural society such as ours and urge our clerics to exercise restraint in their sermons for the peace of our dear nation.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, on behalf of the National Working Committee (NWC) wishes to commend President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua for the swift containment of the sectarian crisis that happened recently in some parts of Northern Nigeria.