The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed confidence that former members of the party who defected to the opposition, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, will be wooed back to the party before the general elections next month.
The National Secretary of the PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo, who made this known in Ile Ife, Osun State on Friday, at a press conference, said that the ruling party had begun moves to bring back its former members back.
He also said that the PDP was working hard in all the states to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan emerge victorious in the presidential election, where he comes against a formidable opponent in the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
He said, “The PDP has started efforts to bring back some of our former chieftains who are now in opposition party, All Progressives Congress, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The Kano State Governor, Dr. Rabiu Kwakwanso, and others will also be brought back very soon.
“The reconciliation committee of the PDP recently set up by the National Working Committee of the party will meet with all former members of the party in the APC and other political parties before the next general elections.
“The move is not limited to these politicians alone, the PDP will bring back all former leaders of the party who have defected due to one misunderstanding or another. They will be welcomed back to their base”.
The PDP national scribe, who urged Nigerians to support Jonathan’s re-election bid, said that the president had achieved a lot despite the security challenges bedeviling the nation.