In a statement signed by Uche Anichukwu, the Deputy Senate President Special Adviser on Media, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, expressed happiness over the return of a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Deputy Senate President described his action as a welcome development not only for the party, but also for the nation’s democracy.
According to Premium Times, 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.
Ekweremadu called on other PDP members who left to return and reunite under the umbrella. “I, therefore, enjoin all former PDP faithful who left for various reasons as well as other progressive-minded Nigerians to emulate Alhaji Atiku, to reunite under the umbrella to salvage the nation because I see 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.