Atiku visits PDP secretariat, urges other defectors to return ‘home’

Atiku Abubakar
A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

Days after defecting from the All Progressive Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, former vice president Atiku Abubakar visited the PDP secretariat on Tuesday and urged other defectors to return to the fold.

Speaking at the meeting with party leaders, the former vice president urged defectors to return to rebuild the former ruling party.

Mr. Abubakar arrived at the the secretariat at about 12 noon accompanied by a large number of supporters. He was received by the chairman, National Caretaker Committee, NCC, Ahmed Makarfi, and other leaders of the party.

Mr. Abubakar said he will not compromise internal party democracy, noting that no party had achieved as much as the PDP.

Mr. Makarfi said the party was expecting more ‘returnees’ and assured them of equal opportunity.

Meanwhile, an APC chieftain and former military governor of Lagos State, Buba Marwa, has said the exit of Mr. Abubakar would not affect the chances of APC in the 2019 election.
Mr. Marwa told journalists in Yola that though the exit was ”a loss to APC but APC in Adamawa cannot be subdued by any party.”

Mr. Marwa said party stakeholders in Adamawa would deliver the state particularly in the governorship and presidential elections.

The former governor, who was speaking after his group,The Marwa Group endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office, said so far, there is no better presidential candidate for 2019 in APC than President Muhammadu Buhari.


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  • Okokondem

    Watching the frenzy of defections one wonders what is the core belief, the guiding principles, and political ideology of a Nigerian politician, besides going where the money and embezzlement opportunity is. Any wonder nothing gets achieved by these opportunistic political jobbers. By the way I’m reacting only to the headline, don’t have the time for reading the report which is nothing but yaddy yaddy yada.

    • Fada4Life

      You’re quite right…… It is all politics of chop chop without integrity

  • manager

    It’s painful when this wicked and useless Nigerian politicians both PDP and APC are talking about achievement in a country that is still in darkness with bad roads all over the country in 21st century, God must surely punish all this ldiots in the leadership positions.

  • Cincinnatus

    Yes please. They should all return to PDP so we know who has what agenda.

  • Nigerian My country

    Nigerians must first rise to rescue their nation from the axis of evil APC before we start talking about any other thing,the way and manner that APC government of buhari have destroyed Nigeria within a space of 30months ,must be a big concern for every right thinking Nigerian,we must have a nation first before talking about development,at the rate that buhari and APC is going with there irresponsible,clueless,falsehood peddling,uncordinated , malicious,vindictive , hateful,divisive government , which have completely destroyed our nation,after 2019,our nation may be in absolute danger if we don’t recover our nation from them.
    2019 shall be anybody except buhari .help Nigeria oh God.