- PUNCH LINE
By: Manny Ita
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar alongside the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has hailed Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State for his timely return th is former party as the defection fever that has engulfed the ruling party lately continues.
While welcoming Tambuwal and the Kano State Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, on their return, Atiku and the party commended the two men for their display of courage and patriotism.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja, on Wednesday, the party hailed Tambuwal for sticking to the principles with which he provided leadership for the House of Representatives as well as his office as governor of Sokoto State.
Ologbodinyan said the high calibre of political leaders of the APC who left the party to return to the PDP “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 mis-governance of the APC.”
He added, “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.”
Speaking in a similar vein, Atiku urged the APC to embrace the true tenets of democracy or lose its soul.
Atiku urged all true lovers of Nigeria to join the PDP to help rebuild Nigeria and entrench true democracy.
Also, the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said their coming to the PDP would no doubt improve the fortunes of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections aimed at enthroning good governance in the country.