2019: Please come back, PDP begs Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has renewed its call on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to return to the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The state chairman of the party, Shehu Tahir, made the call while speaking the party’s stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola.

Mr. Tahir said: “It is not a wise decision for Atiku to abandon the house he helped to build, so we want him back.”

He said that the problem that led to mass defection of former members of the party to other parties were over, hence the need for them to return.

“We are calling on Atiku Abubakar, who is among the PDP founding fathers, not to abandon the house he had helped to build.

“This is because the party needs him now to continue from where he stopped.”

He also called on other stakeholders to help prevail on the former vice president to return to the party.

“We urge our stakeholders to prevail on him and others who left to reconsider their decision and return to the party.”

On the 2019 general elections, the chairman said that the party was ready to provide credible alternative to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.

According to the chairman, the party’s doors are open to all Nigerians willing to join its fold, assuring that level playing ground would be provided to all members.

Mr. Abubakar led a faction of the PDP to join the APC in the build up to the 2015 elections.

Others who joined the APC then from the PDP include Bukola Saraki, now Senate President, then governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto and Rotimi Amaechi, then the governor of Rivers State.

Mr. Abubakar has, however, complained of being side-lined by the APC administration and is expected to run for president in 2019. He has, however, not said he wants to re-join the PDP.


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  • Sir Louis

    It is a sensible and natural call. Atiku comes from Adamawa State and Nigerians are clamouring for him to leave the APC and contest for the Presidency come 2019. The former Vice President need a party platform on which he would run. Naturally the PDP comes into view in view of the fact that he was a founder and financier of the party. It would be a good home coming that would reinvigorate the party both in Adamawa State and nationally.

    • Kura

      Finally PDP now knows Atiku’s worth!!!

  • felicia jones

    HYPREP STAFF are owed 5 Years Salary/ Allowances Arrears, join to call on MR Buhari, President of Nigeria to order the im,mediate payment.

  • Baba Jada

    The national leadership needs to beg Atiku to return if they wish to be taken seriously. It is apparent that the Party is in a sorry state, with someone like Atiku as it presidential flag bearer, the fortunes of the PDP could be turned around. Thus they need to do more to woo Atiku back.

  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    Whether Atiku should remain in APC or move to PDP is not suggestion that should come from morally bankrupt PDP members. The politics of this nation has already taken clear and focused dimension. So, moving from one party to another, without proper calculations, can cost one’s political career permanently.

  • Manmbombano123

    Even though Atiku contest against himself, he will still loose

  • AryLoyds

    Atiku is a waste product , but anything but buhari at this moment will be a clownish development 🙂

  • A Aminu

    This chairman is not being honest with himself. Murtala nyako, not Atiku led the Adamawa delegates to walk out of the PDP convention, along with 6 other governors. They then formed nPDP at YarAdua center. Later two governor reneige, and only 5 including Murtala Nyako joined the APC. Atiku was a respected interloper at the occasion.

  • Gaskins

    Whether in APC or PDP there is no hope for Atiku. He needs another party to actualize his dream if thst dream is at all possible.

  • sirOscie

    Atiku is a great politician that can change the fortune of any party, So its not a surprise that the Pdp wants him back to the party.
    I believe the most important thing for the pdp now is addressing totally the ills that led to mass defection before, during and after the last generally election.