In the aftermath of the emergence of a faction of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last weekend, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Dr. Ahmed Gulak, on Monday stated that leader of the dissenters, former vice president Atiku Abubakar ought to have known better than spear-head the move as he is indebted to the party.
Information Nigeria recalled that Atiku and seven ‘aggrieved’ governors left the Eagles Square venue of the 2013 Special National Convention of the party on Saturday to form a parallel exco for the ”new PDP.”
However, Gulak, who spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja on Monday, said that Atiku of all persons should be grateful to the PDP for receiving him with open hands even after he abandoned the party for the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and more so, for giving him waiver to contest the 2011 presidential primaries.
According to the presidential aide, “Atiku as a politician, I was surprise because he is supposed to know more than another person that there is no party like PDP. He left PDP and went to the Action Congress of Nigeria and he came back to PDP, because he discovered that outside PDP there is no party.”
“So he had to come back and he was even given the waiver to contest the presidential primaries in 2011. Atiku should be grateful to PDP. Atiku is indebted to PDP and the best way to continue to pay the debt is to protect PDP,” he added.