Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Commotion At Wadata Plaza As Atikku Visits Makarfi

Commotion At Wadata Plaza As Atikku Visits Makarfi

ABUJA- Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar literally turned Wadata Plaza, national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into a Mecca of sort on Tuesday following his brief appearance alongside a retinue of political allies and associates. "We are actually expecting him by noon tomorrow", he said.

He maintained that there was no other party that was truly settled outside APC, adding that even the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) was not stable because it was still fighting to get a chairman.

Atiku left the PDP in 2014 to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) where he contested for the party's presidential ticket with President Muhammadu Buhari and others. When we founded this party, we founded it based on the tenets of democracy, integrity and good governance.

He said that one thing he would never compromise was the internal democracy process in a political party.

He returned to the PDP only to lose the party's primary election for the 2011 presidential election to the eventual victor, Goodluck Jonathan.

He assured that they did PDP would be a reformed party that would give everybody level playing field.

Welcoming Abubakar back to the PDP, Makarfi said he had returned in good time, adding that PDP would continue to consult with him.

"We thank you for coming before the convention so that you can contribute to what we have started going forward".

"We are not just targeting Aso Rock, we are targeting the federal legislature, the states, both executive and legislature".

He thanked the Makarfi-led committee for working hard to unite the party, appreciating those who stood fast, never decamped even when it was nearly hopeless for the PDP.

He subsequently went upstairs to the office of the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC), of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, for a meeting before returning to NEC Hall for the courtesy call.

"We want to sweep elections all across the party".

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