6 December 2017
The Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, has tasked former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who recently defected to the PDP with helping to “reinvent the vehicle that will take the party” to Aso Rock in 2019.
Makarfi made this demand of Atiku on Tuesday when he received him at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja for the first time since his return to the party.
Gains of Atiku’s defection
He said Atiku has opened the gate for more high profile politicians to return to the PDP.
“(We went through) guerrilla warfare, artillery attacks, bombardment, but we weathered the storm. And the story will be a positive one at the end of the day.
“Your Excellency, you have opened the floodgates and we expect many more high profile returnees and new entrants into the PDP.
“So, PDP must be prepared for this, and be ready to reconcile and reiterate in such a way and manner that everybody will be treated and given a level playing field to pursue their personal aspiration. That is what the PDP must stand for if it has to survive.”
He asked Atiku to help the party develop a winning strategy that would enable it to win the presidential election in 2019.
He added, “We will continue to consult you. You will also help us reinvent the vehicle that will take us to Aso Rock in 2019.
“We are not just targeting Aso Rock, we are targeting the federal legislature, the states, both the executive and the legislature. We are targeting the local governments.
“We want to sweep elections all across the country. As a united party, we have the capacity and we have the ability to do so.”
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