Atiku Ex-Vice President urges APC members to embrace peace

Atiku also urged the APC members to stop the blame game and work together for the unity, cohesion and harmony of the party.

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has urged the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to put their differences aside and work together to resolve the current crisis in the party.

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Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar .

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Atiku also urged the APC members to stop the blame game and work together for the unity, cohesion and harmony of the party.

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Nigeria's former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

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This was contained in a statement released by the former VP’s media team on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

It reads:

“Former Vice President and chieftain of APC, Atiku Abubakar has urged leaders of the APC to shift from extreme positions to a centrist one for the interest of democracy and the party, the new administration and the country at large.”

The counsel of the former Vice President comes against the backdrop of the APC NEC meeting in Abuja on Friday, 3 July.

"We can resolve our differences when our leaders individually and collectively shift ground from extreme positions and move to the centre in the interest of our party and our country,” Atiku said.

“Atiku, who is unavoidably outside the country to perform Lesser Hajj (Umrah) in Saudi Arabia, said that he is deeply concerned that, soon after capturing power, the APC is torn apart at a time more energy are needed to attend to the objectives of the change agenda for which it was voted into power.”

“The former Vice President said it was high time the party overcame its current crisis of confidence arising from the National Assembly election of principal officers. He explained that the current blame games targeted at individuals was an unnecessary diversion of energies at the expense of the urgency of the mission of the party to make life better for Nigerians.”

“While restating his commitment to the party and its change agenda, the former Vice President advise the party leaders not to allow people of bad faith to fuel division and acrimony among the party, adding that all positive energies should be directed towards sustaining the morale of the voters who look forward to the APC to make their lives better.”

Earlier reports had it that Atiku would be sanctioned for supporting the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki meets with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

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The APC was thrown into crisis after Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara went ahead to contest and win the positions despite being expressly excluded by the party.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House Representatives.

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