Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the National Chairman of the PDP, has said that despite the security challenges facing the country, Nigeria would remain an indivisible political entity.
Tukur made the disclosure on Monday in his goodwill message at the 2012 7th Senate retreat with the theme: ``The National Assembly and National Security: Securing the Future for development”, holding in Uyo.
He said: ``the retreat came at the most serious time of the country, when it is affected by evil forces whose aims we do not know.
``Issues of security are everybody’s business. Life is sacrosanct. We must rise against any act that wants to divide this country.
``I have no doubt that the PDP will provide the dividends of democracy to the citizenry. The PDP has the determination to move this country forward.
``No amount of bombing or blackmail will rock our boat,” he said.
Tukur appealed to all Nigerians to be resolute in facing these challenges with a view to enthroning an era of peace and tranquility.
He called on members of the National Assembly to listen to the calls of Nigerians in the diaspora and make laws that would enable them to vote in future elections.
In his speech, the Speaker of the House of Representative, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, remarked that the insecurity had badly affected the nation's economy, most especially in the North.
``As the representatives of the people, the NASS cannot afford to watch while there is wanton destruction in the country.
``'We have to look out for the loopholes in our constituencies so as to tackle the insurgencies,” he said.
The retreat, which would to end on Thursday, was expected to improve the knowledge of the senators so as to build their technical capacity to participate effectively in governance.
Gov. Serike Dickson (Bayelsa), Gov. Kashim Shettima (Borno), the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, Second republic Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Kukah attended the retreat.