The PDP says that Nigeria can never advance as a democratic nation in an atmosphere of insecurity, violence and anarchy.
The party said this in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Prof. Rufai Alkali, on Sunday in Abuja.
It, therefore, called on Nigerians to preach the message of peaceful coexistence as a fundamental condition for sustainable democratic governance.
The statement also called on stakeholders, politicians and religious leaders across the country to eschew violence, while supporting Federal Government programmes.
It, however, condemned in strong terms the spate of bombings in some parts of the country that claimed several lives before and during the Christmas period.
“The PDP deeply regrets the loss of lives and properties in this senseless carnage which, no doubt, has brought untold hardship, pain and sorrow to all the people affected during this period that Nigerians are supposed to be celebrating Christmas.
“We wish to once again condemn in totality this recourse to extremist ideologies in a multi-religious and multi-cultural society such as ours,’’ the statement said.
The Party however, called on Nigerians to remain calm and vigilant, adding, that they should not fail to inform the law enforcement agencies about perceptible threats to law and order in their neighbourhoods.
It also implored security agencies to bring to justice those involved in the spate of bombing rocking some parts of the country. (NAN)