PDP reacts to ex-vice president Atiku’s return

- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the return of former vice president Atiku Abubakar to the party

- PDP said Atiku's return will add value to the process of rebuilding the party to a greater level

- The party, however, called on all its members who are still in other parties to return

The Peoples Democratic Party said the return of the former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would add value to the process of rebuilding the party for greater heights.

In a statement issued by Dayo Adeyeye, the national publicity secretary of the party, described the return of Abubakar as ''welcome development''. New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The statement read: ''We are indeed glad that he has realised the unbridled lies and deceit of his former party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).

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''The PDP remains his home; a house he was part of building and which he helped to nurture. We believe his return will add value to the process of rebuilding our party to greater heights.

''This is another milestone recorded by the current leadership of our party in its quest to reconcile, rebuild and restructure the PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections and beyond.

“We will continue to remain transparent and dedicated to the service of this party. The party called on all its members still in the APC or other parties as well as others frustrated in the party to return.

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''Anyone who is desirous of a return to the era of abundance and freedom under the PDP administration is welcome. The umbrella is big enough to accommodate all.''

The PDP urged members nationwide to come together as one family “as we march to Eagle Square, Abuja, on Saturday and Sunday to elect new leaders who will manage the affairs of our party at the national level.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Murray-Bruce declared Abubakar the next president of Nigeria and expressed excitement at his return to the PDP.

The senator via his official twitter page said the party had planned a retirement package for President Buhari and referred to Atiku as the next president of Nigeria.

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