3 Jan 2015

PDP woos Atiku Abubakar and Kwankwaso

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it is wooing former members of the party, including former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwakwanso, who defected to the All Progressives Congress to return to the party before the next general elections.

The PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, who stated this on Friday at a press conference in Ile-Ife, said the party had begun moves to bring back the former members.

He said, “The PDP has begun moves to bring back some of our former chieftains who are now in the APC. The PDP reconciliation committee set up by the National Working Committee will meet with all former members for the purpose of bringing them back before the next general elections.”

Oladipo, who urged Nigerians to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan, said the President had achieved a lot despite the security challenge confronting the nation.

According to him, Jonathan has recorded tremendous success in electricity supply, road construction and railway resuscitation, among other achievements.

Expressing confidence that the PDP will record landslide victory in the poll, Oladipo said, “The APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is too old to rule Nigeria; he cannot be compared with Jonathan. Buhari is too strict and harsh for Nigerians, while Jonathan is meek, humble and dedicated to the course of democracy and good governance.

Atiku and Kwankwaso were among the four aspirants who contested the APC presidential primary Buhari.

Credit: Punch

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