Leading presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar condemns the violent incident perpetrated by trouble makers at the headquarters of the PDP, at Wadata House, Abuja on Thursday.
It was reported that Officers of the Nigeria police force and some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed at the party headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
Some of the protesters who besieged the area as former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar submitted his presidential nomination form were said to have attempted to force entry into the premises
The clash resulted in the officers firing gunshots into the air to disperse the protesters.
In a statement in Abuja, the presidential aspirant states that it is uncalled for and undemocratic for any group of individuals to turn an otherwise happy political event into a fracas that threatens the lives and well-being of party supporters who were at the event by choice to support their candidate and party.
The Waziri Adamawa calls on supporters of all political hues to show maturity and allow the democratic process to proceed unhindered in the interest of the parties and aspirants as well as the nation. He urges his supporters to show restraint even in the face of provocation.
Atiku praised the Police and other security personnel for containing the situation and protecting innocent and law abiding supporters at the venue.
He advised that Nigerians should always allow peace to reign in order for our leadership selection process to be reliable and credible.
The former Vice President is optimistic that with the neutral and effective conduct by the Police, there is hope that Nigeria would get the 2019 elections right to the satisfaction of all Nigerians.