Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stakeholders in Akwa Ibom North West Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was part of the outcome of a stakeholders meeting of the PDP in Essien Udim on Friday.
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio (PDP-Akwa Ibom North West), who made this known to newsmen after the meeting, accused some people of using President Buhari’s victory in the 2015 general elections to foment trouble in the country.
He said the country was already facing enormous security challenges, warning that it would be unfortunate to aggravate the situation with another political crisis.
Akpabio said that the PDP stakeholders were in support of Buhari’s war on corruption and terrorism.
“My Senatorial District PDP stakeholders passed a vote of confidence on Mr. President and supported his anti-terrorism and anti-corruption war.
“We are urging him not to allow people to use his victory to foment trouble in the country so that Nigerians can have peace”, Akpabio said.
The Senate minority leader said that the stakeholders’ meeting was convened to review the state of things in the senatorial district as well as Akwa Ibom and the nation.
On the nullification of the election of Governor Emmanuel Udom by the Appeal Court, Akpabio expressed optimism that the PDP would be victorious if a rerun was held in the state.
He, therefore, urged supporters of the PDP in the state to remain calm and law-abiding citizens.
Akpabio also wished the Akwa Ibom people peace, love and unity during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.