ABUJA — THE Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, urged former Minister of Finance, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, and other members of the Northern Political Leaders Forum, NPLF, to bow to the will of the majority that elected President Goodluck Jonathan as the Presidential candidate.

According to the Campaign Organisation, Mallam Ciroma who is the Chairman of the NPLF should watch his comments about PDP and not to work towards the destruction of the party he helped to build and nurtured, noting that as a statesman, he must not allow himself to be manipulated by non-PDP members of NPLF whose interest, according to the organisation, was to capture power through ignoble means.

In a statement, yesterday, by the Director of Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Abba Dabo, the organisation described comments by Ciroma calling for a gang-up of opposition parties against PDP in the forthcoming presidential elections as uncalled for.

The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to a communiqué signed on behalf of the so-called Northern Political Leaders Forum, NPLF, by Mallam Adamu Ciroma in which he openly called for a gang-up of opposition parties against the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming presidential elections.

‘Support national interests’

“Given his pre-eminent role in the formation and nurturing of the PDP, and his widely acclaimed contributions to national development over the decades, we find it strange that Mallam Ciroma, a well respected statesman will associate himself with causes that are at variance with national interest.

“We are indeed at a loss as to what he hopes to achieve by openly calling for the destruction of a house he laboured so hard to build.

As a true democrat, we expect Mallam Ciroma to submit to the will of the majority as freely expressed at the last National Convention which has been globally acclaimed for its transparency.

“To continue holding tenaciously to divisive positions at a time the entire party and the nation are embarking on a process of healing and reconciliation does not tell well of Mallam Ciroma’s hard earned reputation.

“We hope Mallam Ciroma does not submit himself to manipulations by non-PDP members of the NPLF whose interest is to capture power through ignoble means.”

It is our sincere wish that he reviews his current position quickly and avail his wise counsel to the Jonathan/Sambo ticket which is the choice of the PDP which he is a prominent member of.’’

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