Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu is happy as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar returns to the PDP, a decision he decribed as a welcome development not only for the party, but also for the nation’s democracy.
He 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 in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Uche Anichukwu.
Ekweremadu called on other PDP members who left to return and reunite under the umbrella because he sees 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.
Abubakar dumped the APC two weeks ago, and returned officially to the PDP December 4.
Among the former PDP members Ekweremadu is calling back home are Sen. President Bukola Saraki, and other members of the nPDP –stalwarts like Rabiu Kwakwanso, now a senator, Rotimi Amaechi, now a minister, and others.