Senator Godswill Akpabio has assured Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not support any separatist agenda in the country.
Akpabio made this known while speaking at the Non-Elective Convention of the PDP in Abuja on Saturday.
He said the party would continue to promote anything that would ensure the peace and unity of the country.
The Chairman of PDP Senate Caucus condemned hate speeches in some parts of the country, saying that the unity of the country was non-negotiable.
He assured of the PDP’s support to policies of the present administration, which were aimed at taking the country out of recession.
He, however, said that the party would not support any policy that would plunge the country into depression.
On the PDP’s stance on fight against corruption, the senate majority leader said that it believed strongly in the course, adding that it was PDP’s government that established the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Corruption is endemic and it was brought about by the colonial masters.
“In 1960 when the Governor-General of Nigeria was handing over to the elected government of Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, one of the things he said was that the problem of Nigeria was corruption.
“So, it is not a Nigerian invention and PDP has been fighting it. However, we must distinguish between the fight against corruption and the fight against political opponents.
“We must distinguish between fighting corruption and persecution. They are two different things,’” he said.
Akpabio also assured party members who had defected to other parties and anyone willing to join the party that its doors were open to accommodate them.