Leading presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the violent incident perpetrated by trouble makers at the headquarters of the PDP at Wadata House, Abuja on Thursday.
In a statement in Abuja, the presidential aspirant stated that it was 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 called 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 urged his supporters to show restraint even in the face of provocation.
Abubakar 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 the 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.