The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has weighed in on the crisis rocking the party over the choice of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
In a statement on Sunday night, Atiku opined that conflicts are healthy realities in politics and it provides an opportunity for PDP to come together stronger and united.
The former vice president said agitations in the party are borne out of collective concern for their growth and the country at large.
He added that the simmering agitations in PDP are a reflection of their credential as a democratic party.
He said: So, a remarkable lesson that I have learned in politics is that in some instances, conflicts are healthy realities.
“I know, for instance, that when conflicts arise out of genuine concerns about having an inclusive political process, it signposts the viability of that process and, more importantly, the eagerness of stakeholders to be active participants in the success of such process.
“As leaders and stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party, the simmering agitations in our party are a reflection of our credential as a democratic party.
“Whatever our agitations are, I believe it is borne out of collective concern for the growth of our party and the country. Therefore, I don’t see a divided house in the PDP. I see an opportunity for us to come together stronger and united.”