BEVERLY HILLS, November 21, (THEWILL) – Posters of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar have flooded the Katsina State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as some PDP chieftains called for Atiku’s return to the party.
Posters of Atiku, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with various messages such as ‘Wazirin, we earnestly want you back in PDP:’ ‘Atiku, political son of Katsina State for 2019,’ and ‘Wazirin, the bridge builder,’ donned the premises of the PDP state secretariat as party Chieftains met at the secretariat on Monday.
A statement issued during the meeting by a group called ‘PDP Concerned Elders Consultative Forum,’ said its members were sending a ‘Save Our Soul’ to Atiku to return to the party.
The statement, ‘A Save-Our-Soul call for the return of His Excellency, the Wazirin Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to the Peoples Democratic Party,’ was signed by the forum Chairman, Hussaini Dambo.
“The forum wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the unmistakable fact that the Wazirin Adamawa is a ‘political’ son of Katsina State to say the least and for obvious reasons, which are not worthy of reiteration here,” the statement read.
“More importantly, the forum wishes to appreciate the historical fact that the Wazirin Adamawa has made varied indelible contributions to the foundation and development of the PDP and indeed that of democratic politics in Nigeria for decades.
“This is not only worth being remembered but it is also imperative to the current struggle being made by the PDP to wriggle back to become the mainstream political party in Nigeria.
“Also, the history of defences given to the struggle to sustain democracy in Nigeria’s recent past cannot adequately be written without a serious mention of the immense contributions of this great gentleman, who was in the frontline against those who at one time or the other, chose to truncate the noble path of sustainable democracy in our national body polity.
“In light of the foregoing undeniable facts, we the members of this forum, together with our delegates and millions of supporters wish to present this S.O.S call to His Excellency, the Wazirin Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to return to the PDP without further ado!
“We pray that he hearken to our call, and we seek the credible indulgence of the PDP to receive him with open arms in order to ensure a successful rebirth of the party.”