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Below is a statement from former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on the recent defection of Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar is delighted to find himself again having to rejoice with another set of All Progressives Congress politicians for crossing over to the Peoples Democratic Party in just 24 hours.
The former Vice President congratulates Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state as they re-join the Peoples Democratic Party. He also welcomes back to the fold Deputy Governor of Kano state, Prof Hafizu Abubakar and Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto.
When in December 2017, the Waziri Adamawa said that the APC has to embrace the true tenets of democracy or lose its soul, he was greeted with hostility and his warnings were scorned.
At that time, Atiku Abubakar had warned that without justice, there could be no unity and without internal democracy there could be no internal cohesion.
Atiku Abubakar therefore calls on all true lovers of democracy and progress to, like Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed, emancipate themselves from the faux democracy practiced in the APC and move over to the only party capable of entrenching genuine democracy in Nigeria and economic progress for Nigerians.
He further calls on the Federal Government to respect the decisions of those now voting with their feet and ensure that security officials and law enforcement agencies do not persecute them.
Finally, he urges the powers that be to note that the Peoples Democratic Party set up quite a number of these agencies to fight crime and criminality and not to fight democracy and democrats.