The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is elated at the return of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to the party, after dumping it to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) just before the 2015 campaign season.
Last Week Atiku announced its resignation from the APC and yesterday he officially announced his return to his former party in a live broadcast aired on his Facebook page, saying the APC has failed Nigerians.
In a statement on Sunday evening, the National Publicity of the PDP, Dayo Adeyeye said the return of the party will add value to the process of rebuilding the party for greater heights.
“We are indeed glad that he has realized the unbridled lies and deceit of his former party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“The PDP remains his home; a house he was part of the building and which he helped to nurture. We believe his return will add value to the process of rebuilding our party to greater heights.
“This is another milestone recorded by the current leadership of our party in its quest to reconcile, rebuild and restructure the PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections and beyond.
“We will continue to remain transparent and dedicated to the service of this party,” the statement said.
The party called on all its members still in the APC or other parties as well as others frustrated in the party to return.
“Anyone who is desirous of a return to the era of abundance and freedom under the PDP administration is welcome. The Umbrella is big enough to accommodate all.”
Similarly, the PM News reports that Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has described the return of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a welcome development.
Speaking through his spokesperson, Uche Anichukwu, on Sunday, Ekweremadu said the move has rekindled hope not only for the party but for the nation’s democracy.
“I urge all former PDP faithful who left for various reasons as well as other progressive-minded Nigerians to emulate Alhaji Atiku.
”They should reunite under the umbrella to salvage the nation because I see a new and better Nigeria coming in 2019.
“I see a country where corruption will be eradicated, a nation that will be a pride to Africa and admiration of the international community.
”I see a nation where no man will be oppressed, intimidated, persecuted or sidelined on account of ethnicity, religion or political persuasion. No amount of desperation will stop the will of God for Nigeria in 2019,” he said.