The National Spokesman for the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Dayo Adeyeye, has welcomed a former member of the All Progressives Congress and Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, back into its party.
Adeyeye, made this known at a news conference at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, on Friday.
Speaking on the resignation of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, from the APC, Adeyeye said that PDP’s door is wide Atiku.
He said that Atiku, who was one of the founding fathers of PDP, became Governor of Adamawa and Vice President under the party’s platform, adding that “he is a PDP man to the core”.
He said that Atiku was deceived into believing that the APC was a platform that would correct all the ills in the PDP. Quoting from the Bible that “and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free’’,
Adeyeye said, “I believe that Atiku has seen the truth and the truth has now set him free and we thank God for that.
“Therefore, being a founding father and because we have an umbrella that is big enough to accommodate everybody, he is welcome to the PDP, the democratic party.
“PDP is a free party and was conceived for all Nigerians and is free from all religious, ethnic and geographical divisions. It has capacity to accommodate everybody.
“Our doors are open for him to come back to his home without any pre-condition. He is free to come back like every other Nigerian and we want to appeal to those who have not seen the truth, to do so.”
The Spokesman, said, that the caretaker committee had been working very hard to carry all party members and supporters along towards organising a successful convention.
“We are also putting our resources in place to address all the fears earlier reported by some national chairmanship aspirants.
“One of the steps taken by the leadership is to make available and in good time, the comprehensive names of all the delegates for the national convention to all the aspirants before the convention.
“We therefore see no reason for any honest member of this great party to want to disrupt our programs, except they are of course working for the ruling party, the APC,’’
Adeyeye said. He assured that the committee would address all concerns of members regarding the convention.” he said.