Defection: Atiku, Others On Political Voyage, Will Return To Us, Says PDP

FROM LEFT: ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS CHIEFTAIN, ASIWAJU BOLA TINUBU; FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR; GOV. MURTALA NYAKO OF ADAMAWA; PROTEM CHAIRMAN OF APC, CHIEF BISI AKANDE AND FORMER GOVERNOR OF BORNO, SEN. ALI MODU SHERIFF, AT APC GRAND RALLY IN YOLA ON MONDAY (3/2/14).
FROM LEFT: ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS CHIEFTAIN, ASIWAJU BOLA TINUBU; FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR; GOV. MURTALA NYAKO OF ADAMAWA; PROTEM CHAIRMAN OF APC, CHIEF BISI AKANDE AND FORMER GOVERNOR OF BORNO, SEN. ALI MODU SHERIFF, AT APC GRAND RALLY IN YOLA ON MONDAY (3/2/14).

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Sunday’s defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a political “voyage” that will lead to nowhere.

In a statement announcing his defection to the opposition party, Atiku accused the ruling party of being out of touch with Nigerians and abandoning them despite the many electoral victories it gave to the party over the years. He described the PDP as irredeemable.

But PDP’s Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, said the defection of Atiku and others would have no effect on the party, adding that the PDP remained the only “consistent party” in the country.

Secondus said: “Defection or not, it will not affect our party. When they leave, they go on voyage and they come back and we receive them. I can tell you that they will go and come back

“We are waiting for Atiku to go on this voyage and to come back. He has done it before. This is not the first time and we will welcome him back when he comes, because APC cannot win election. They are not firmly rooted.

“We will win this election, we have the statistics, we have the population, and we will win the 2015 election”.

Secondus added that while the PDP has been on ground since 1999, opposition parties have yet to find their feet, insisting that the ruling party remained the largest party in the land.

“The opposition had just started the registration of their members. We have done registration of our party 13 years ago and every year we update, we are the largest party in Nigeria”, he maintained.

The PDP chieftain described efforts of the opposition as media gymnastics and urged PDP members not to allow the opposition to change their perception.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. This is very funny how can Atiku returns to a party that has denied him participation in its affairs, PDP is a problematic party that cannot even solve its problem. Atiku has left for good and APC is the best party for him where he can move Nigeria forward without sentiment.

  2. Never!!! They are gone for good, PdP should put its house in other to avoid more defections if not the parties end is very near…

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