The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal government to emulate Akwa Ibom state.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party advised the Federal Government to adopt the “Maintain Peace Movement” (MPM) programme recently launched by the Akwa Ibom state government.
The programme was unveiled at the weekend by Governor Udom Emmanuel as part of measures to engender peace and development in the state.
The PDP says that “such will help the Federal Government to combat the current spate of insecurity, disharmony, disagreements, tension, avoidable conflicts and restiveness in our country at this critical time in the history of our nation.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government should immediately understudy the model of the Maintain Peace Movement (MPM) programme unveiled at the weekend by Governor Udom Emmanuel.
“Our party insists that with the right template at the national level, our nation will come out of the woods and regain its pride of place among the comity of nations.
“It is instructive to note that the Udom Emmanuel template has enabled Akwa-Ibom state government to manage contending interests effectively, achieve harmony among the political class, enhanced public/private partnership, create an enabling atmosphere for greater citizen participation and a harmonious living in a diverse state.
“Under the MPM template, the energies of all segments of the state’s population; the youths, political class, business community, professional groups, faith-based organizations, traditional institutions and private individuals are being harnessed for the development of the state.”