The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked former Governor Victor Attah of Akwa Ibom State to drop all cases he has against his successor, Obong Godswill Akpabio, and the state executive of the party â€œand join hands in taking your state to the next level.â€
The party also appealed to Attah to â€œhalt any further utterances on the party both at the state and national levels that may jeopardise the good task already accomplished by the National Reconciliation Committee.â€
The pleas are contained in a letter by the national chairman of the PDP, ChiefÂ Vincent Ogbulafor, to the former governor.
In the letter dated, 26, January 2010, and copied to the president, the vice president and the PDP BOT chairman, among others, Ogbulafor noted Attahâ€™s grievances against his successor and the composition of the state PDP executive.
Ogbulafor pointed out that a National Reconciliation Committee raised by the PDP hadÂ reconciled Attah with Akpabio in the course of which the governor apologised to his predecessor, quoting the report of the committee to back his claim.
Expressing confidence in the reconciliation, coupled with the performance of Akpabio as governor, the PDP boss told Attah: â€œWhat we owe the incumbent governor is encouragement through the maintenance of peace and stability in the party structure of his chapter.â€