By Dayo Benson
YOLAâ€”Amidst controversy surrounding return of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State, Senator Jibril Aminu has stated that the former Vice President, has fulfilled all constitutional requirements that would enable him return to the party in line with the partyâ€™s constitution.
Senator Aminu who has been one of the forces against Atikuâ€™s return to the party in the state said yesterday in Yola that Atiku who initially followed wrong process in his bid to return to the party has since done the right thing.
According to him, â€œAtikuÂ is a humble man who initially followed wrong process for his re-entry into the party but after he was counseled to follow due process, he humbly went back to his Jada home ward and registered. He said Atiku should be praised as a true democrat for doing this.â€
He said â€œone of the best things that have happened to democratic culture in the country was the recent action exhibited by the former Vice President who went home to his ward in Jada Local Government Area of the state to reaffirm his membership of the party. He praised him for taking this corrective step after initially registering with a faction of the party.â€
HeÂ said Atikuâ€™s return to Jada to begin the process of rejoining the PDP was commendable and a show of respect to the people at the grassroots.
He, however, berated the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Umaru Mijinyawa Kugama, over his comment that Atiku was not yet a member of the PDP at a recent rally held in Jada
According to Aminu, â€œwhat due process is he referring to apart from the partyâ€™s constitution whose requirements Atiku has fulfilled? He further asked the leadership, as well as the state chapter of the party, to recognize that Atiku is back in the PDP family as he has fulfilled what the party expected of him.
He said people should stop looking at what Atiku has done wrong, but look at what he has done right.