The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said the National Peace Committee headed by former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar is powerless in the face of desperate government.
National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the peace committee is a good one but finds it difficult to work with a sitting government.
“The committee will only function within an ambit of what the sitting government desires,” Ologbondiyan said.
“If a sitting government refuses to partner with the peace committee and chooses to act against the rule, the peace committee has no power to get the sitting government to act in conjunction with their own principles.
“So I’m not surprised that the peace committee has somewhat found itself in the kind of environment it is in. It is a different environment from what we had under President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 and 2015.
“We are dealing with people who have no respect for rules. We are dealing with people who are prepared to manoeuvre their ways just to be in government.
“Though the PDP vehemently rejects the cancellation of Tafawa Balewa, we stand with the people of Bauchi state, in the determination to go to the supplementary election on March 23 and reinforce our candidate’s victory in Tafawa Balewa LGA,” it said of the governorship election in Bauchi state.
“This is in addition to the resolve to vehemently resist any attempt by INEC to tamper with already declared results in the other 19 local governments of state.”