The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has urged the Niger Delta ex-militants to withdraw the threat it issued against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the interest of peace, national cohesion and stability of Nigeria.
The ACF said in a statement in Kaduna weekend in its reaction over the threat barring Atiku Abubakar from entering into the Niger Delta region that the ex-militants are by their misguided action crossing the fiducial mark that is alien to democratic tenets.
According to ACF, threats such as the one from the Niger Delta ex-militants is a negation of dialogue and the political process playing itself out on account of the breakup of the PDP into factions.
“This is because democracy is not matter of threats and intimidation, but contest of ideas and reasons,” the group said.
Even as the crisis in the PDP rages, the Forum urged for the promotion of democracy that is premised on the triple foundation of liberty, justice and common decency instead of resorting to threats and intimidation that have no place in democracy.