You will help us return to Aso Rock | Makarfi tells Atiku

You will help us return to Aso Rock | Makarfi tells Atiku

He called on other members who have left the party to return to the PDP, saying the records of the PDP in government, can not be surpassed by any government.

Atiku pledged his support and cooperation to the leadership in their effort to move the party forward.

"Your Excellency, you have opened the floodgates and we expect many more high profile returnees and new entrants into the PDP".

"That is what PDP must stand for if it has to survive".

Addressing the former chairmen and councillors of Local Government Areas, Oyegun said, nobody should be tired over the exit of Atiku from APC.

The party boss reiterated that there was no secret deal with the Atiku for him to return to the party, saying: "Waziri of Adamawa is not one that goes for secret deals".


Allaying fears of party members on the possibility of imposing a presidential candidate on them in 2019, Makarfi said, "party members reserve the right to give mandate to anyone they wish to give their mandate to". "Because we still remain the only true democratic party in the true sense of the word".

He urged him to continue to contribute in reinventing and remodeling of the party so that it could reclaim Aso Rock in 2019.

He maintained that the President is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria in recent time, adding that if he had not won the 2015 presidential election, the country would have been doomed.

"The choice of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of our great party as the National Life Grand Patron and Chairman Board of Trustees of our association is for us to tap from his wealth of experience towards having viable and strong grassroots network ahead of 2019 continuity agenda", he said.

"I want to believe that your mission here, your predicating yourself to grassroots mobilisation for the APC is an act that has been inspired by the Almighty himself and that you will be faithful not just to that inspiration that brought you but also be faithful to this party, dedicated to ensuring that this nation experiences the greatness for which the Almighty himself has destined it".

He, thereafter, led him to the office of the National Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, where a short closed door meeting was held before he was taken to the NEC hall where he was received by an overflowing crowd of supporters.

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