Ahead of the 2015 presidential election, the former structure of the late General Musa Yar’adua and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the People's Democratic Movement, PDM, has bounced back with plans to "build bridges of understanding among Nigerians".
PDM, at the end of its meeting in Abuja, however, resolved to adhere to the dreams of its founding fathers, just as it stressed that if Nigeria as a country must have true democracy and good governance, issues of security and economy must be addressed.
In a statement by PDM Protem Chairman and Secretary, Bode Ajewole and Murtala Yar’adua respectively, the group explained that it was formed to eliminate sectional, ethnic, religious and all primordial divisions in the country, adding that no national or government can grow to become prosperous when there was the absence of equity.
While calling on Nigerians to join the new PDM, the group promised to be on the side of unique political history, adding that as a group, it has political alignment or affiliation with any of the existing political parties in the country, even as it promised to work with any Nigerian or political organisation that shares in their objectives and ideals.
According to them, the group is to "create an enabling and conducive environment for democracy, good governance and economic development in our country so that every citizen can lead a happy, secure and fulfilled life.
"To build bridges of understanding among Nigerians and across sections of the country in order to build a strong, virile, equitable and indivisible nation which will be the pride of Africa and all peoples of goodwill across the world."