…Atiku: Only PDP can entrench genuine democracy in Nigeria
OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and the Kano State Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar amongst others into its fold was a right direction towards repositioning PDP as the only vehicle to rescue the nation from the mis-governance of the APC.
The party while welcoming Gov. Tambuwal and other detectors describes the Sokoto state Governor’s decision as courageous, patriotic and shows him as a statesman, who puts the interest of the nation above all.
In welcoming Governor Tambuwal, the PDP in a statement by National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan notes that he had continued to conduct his activities in strict adherence to democratic principles both as former Speaker of the House of Representatives and executive governor of Sokoto state.
“The party therefore has no doubts that Governor Tambuwal will indeed contribute immensely towards the rebuilding of our dear nation on the platform of the PDP.
“The PDP states that the return of Governor Tambuwal, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom, Kwara state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and Kano State Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar in addition to scores of federal legislators to the party, reflects the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians across board, who are now resurging to the repositioned PDP as the only vehicle to rescue our nation from the misgovernance of the APC.
“Indeed, the patriotic action of these leaders and their supporters has given Nigerians a renewed hope of returning our nation to the path of national cohesion, peace and economic prosperity that has eluded her in the last three years of the incompetent administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC).”
The PDP notes that the coming weeks will witness the influx of more APC governors, federal legislators, other elected and appointed officials at very high levels, into the repositioned PDP.
“Finally, the party reassures all new and returning members of adequate accommodation in line with the principles of internal democracy being strictly adhered to by the rebranded PDP.
Similarly, the Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar while welcoming the defectors called on all true lovers of democracy and progress like Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed to emancipate themselves from “the faux democracy practiced in the APC and move over to the only party capable of entrenching genuine democracy in Nigeria and economic progress for Nigerians.”
He also called on “the Federal Government to respect the decisions of those now voting with their feet and ensure that they are not persecuted by security officials and law enforcement agencies.
“Finally, he urges the powers that be to note that the Peoples Democratic Party set up quite a number of these agencies to fight crime and criminality and not to fight democracy and democrats.”
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