Atiku’s return, a vote of no confidence in Buhari – Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu
Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed happiness over the return of a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. He described his action as a welcome development not only for the party, but also for the nation’s democracy.

Mr. Ekweremadu said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu.

The lawmaker said the move represented a massive vote of no confidence in the leadership capacity of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, first, by the masses, and now by the “cream of its hierarchy and founding members.”

“Nigeria is in dire need of a rescue mission to rekindle hope in our democracy, restore her on the path of prosperity, and halt the worsening divisiveness that threatens our corporate existence,” he said.

Mr. Ekweremadu called on other PDP members who left to return and reunite under the umbrella.

“I, therefore, enjoin all former PDP faithful who left for various reasons as well as other progressive-minded Nigerians to emulate Alhaji Atiku, to 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, and 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.

Mr. Abubakar had last week announced his exit from the ruling party, APC, citing the inability of the party to meet the expectations of the citizens and worsening suffering of youth in the present dispensation.

He announced on Sunday he was joining the PDP.


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  • Suleiman Alatise

    Empty headed guys in high offices.

    • monnie uwa

      Madam Ekweremadu, you dont have head or there is no brain in your head. As an Igbo man what project have you attracted to your igbo people, just follow the train for your selfishness not for what benefit your people will get. Atiku wants to finish Nigeria in what he can steal not what he can do for the country. You are like them

      • m

        The truth be told: Buhari has successfully divided Nigerians along tribe, religion, region etc. Nigerians hate each other and we never see ourselves as Nigerians anymore because of buhari’s nepotism. Even the fulanis and kanuris that he seems to favour are not quiet happy with what he is doing. If buhari win in 2019, Nigeria may go to war and king of morocco will help him achieve that easily.

        • Anasieze Donatus

          You have no truth to tell,PDP started a;; this with their ethnic and religious campaign but rational Nigeria saw through it and voted the right man and since then it has been one mudslinging after the other on PMB and all has failed and will continue to fail.

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  • Abdullahi Danmasani

    If you want to chop our commonwealth, please go to PDP, and if you want to work for our common good, fight corruption, and insecurity kindly move to APC. Nigeria sai Baba, Carry go for another four years Insha Allah, PMB so that we can enjoy our common wealth through socio-economic interventions that APC has put in place for us. Say no to sharing of our national asserts and common wealth Nigerians.

    • Dazmillion

      You must be one of the demented herdsmen we keep hearing about

  • Tunsj

    Well said my brother.

  • Tunsj

    This guy is a joke. Sometimes, I wonder what planet this type of people come from. ” I see a country where corruption will be eradicated” Really? PDP have turn their party into a cesspool, a chaotic mess and Banana Republic and they are trying to do the same to Nigeria again. If there is one thing PDP have demonstrated time and again it’s their inability to deal with reality.I do believe most members of PDP will eventually get their comeuppance! It’s only a matter of time.