Atiku's return adds value to rebuilding party - PDP

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In a move that certainly will not please former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party has placed a ban on the campaign for its presidential ticket by its would-be presidential aspirants during the party's December 9, 2017, convention.

The National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is now experiencing a sort of carnival as former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar made an appearance on visit to the national leadership of the party.

When he alighted from his black Mercedes Benz at the entrance of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC), Hall he waved continuously to acknowledge cheers from his supporters and other party faithful who had waited to receive him.

However, since he has defected to the APC with other notable politicians, Atiku may require a waiver from the national leadership of the party before he could attend the convention as a delegate.

"Atiku never asked for anything and we never offered anything. The party members reserve the right to give mandate to anyone they wish to give their mandate to", he said.

The Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, said the board had no anointed aspirant for the office of national chairman and urged party members to desist from acts capable of jeopardising the convention.

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Makarfi also warned against attempts by those he called very disloyal party men to sabotage the party's efforts in conducting a successful convention.

'There have been speculations in the media that I am returning home (the PDP) and I am so happy to be home now.

The committee, headed by the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, also barred the supporters of the presidential ticket contenders from the venue on Saturday.

Speaking with Daily Trust in Abuja, Ojo, who is also a security expert, said he would campaign for the Wazirin Adamawa if he came out to run for president.

"As for me, I'm still a member of APC because I believe I have worked hard to bring about the ruling party as a young man but if the impunity does not stop, I will be left with no option". What we want are people who can help us win elections and Atiku is one of them.

Noting that the region has not occupied the position in the party's history, Kano stressed that the Northern elders didn't micro-zone the position, as it was the decision of the party members from the South to make.