Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is delighted to find himself again having to rejoice with another set of All Progressives Congress (APC) politicians for crossing over to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in just 24 hours, saying that the PDP is “Nigeria’s home for genuine democracy.”
The former Vice President in a statement issued by his 2019 Presidential Campaign Organisation, congratulated Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state as they rejoined the PDP. He also welcomed back to the fold Deputy Governor of Kano state, Hafizu Abubakar and Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto.
Atiku, who himself dumped the APC earlier had warned in December 2017 that the APC has to embrace the true tenets of democracy or lose its soul, but he was greeted with hostility and his warnings were scorned, the statement said.
“At that time, Atiku Abubakar had warned that without justice, there could be no unity and without internal democracy there could be no internal cohesion,” the statement added.
Atiku therefore called on all true lovers of democracy and progress to, like Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed; emancipate themselves from the faux democracy practiced in the APC and move over to the only party capable of entrenching genuine democracy in Nigeria and economic progress for Nigerians.
He further called on the Federal Government to respect the decisions of those now voting with their feet and ensure that they are not persecuted by security officials and law enforcement agencies.