Political parties urged to work for unity of Nigeria




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ABUJA – The leadership of in the country have been to work toward fostering the unity of Nigeria.

The call is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the All and Stakeholders which held in Abuja on Thursday.

According to the communiqué, and stakeholders act and speak with one voice and as one nation.

“The political parties pool to forestall breaching national security, fight insurgency and and complementing the efforts of the government.

The communiqué was signed by former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar chaired the .

The representatives of , , LP, APC, IPAC and the , the National Security Adviser to the President, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki also signed the document.

The to the President on Inter-Party Affairs Ben Obi also signed the communiqué.

The communiqué said “once a person is elected and sworn in as president, he or she becomes the symbol, heart and soul of the nation.

“He or she therefore be accorded the honour, the protection and respect of all devoid of partisan politics and primordial sentiments.”

It called on political parties to recognise and acknowledge the immense responsibility imposed on them in this democratic dispensation.

The communique stated inter party collaboration should not be the game of aggrandisement, adding national stability depends on democratic consolidation.

It political parties to ensure the process of leadership succession and leadership recruitment should be a conscious effort to bring in the best to lead.

“ Incumbents should not insist on choosing their successors and forcing their choices on the electorate,” it said.

The communiqué all registered political parties to continue to meet their obligations toward the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and strengthen its internal dynamics.

“Political Parties should also empower IPAC to remain a platform for constant interaction among political actors and political parties in Nigeria, “it said. (NAN)