Return to PDP now or lose your seniority – Jonathan tells Atiku, Kwankwaso, other defectors

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By CHIDI NKWOPARA & Henry Umoru

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, told members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who left for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to return to the PDP or risk losing their seniority.
Jonathan said any Nigerian who wants to play decent politics must come to the PDP, just as he stressed that the party remains the only one which believes in democracy and rule of law.

He added that this was the time for those who left to come back and occupy their rightful positions or they will be forced to queue behind others.

Speaking yesterday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Imo State, the President, who was apparently referring to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Governors Chibuike Amaechi (Rivers); Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano); Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto); Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and others who dumped the PDP for the APC, said there will be no discrimination against anyone when they come back to where they belong.

The President spoke during the PDP sensitization rally and the return of former Governor Achike Udenwa of Imo State, Senator Chris Anyanwu of APGA; Senator Ifeanyi Ararume; Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN; Chief Cosmos Iwun and many others to the PDP.

Jonathan, who reiterated that the 2015 elections were not worth shedding blood of any person for, said the PDP remains the only party which will not insist that one must be a money bag before he or she wins any election. He explained that only in PDP that people like him can be the President of the country.

Receiving the returnees, the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, who noted that the PDP will reclaim Imo with the return of Udenwa and others, however, reiterated that the party will present its first eleven for the forthcoming elections.

Also in his remarks, Senate President David Mark, said Imo remains a PDP state, stressing that they were in Owerri to get their own who stowed away.
Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, who said he was overwhelmed by the crowd at the stadium, stressed that what was required in Imo was politics of inclusion.

 

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