Former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, took his home State, Adamawa by storm today, August 15, along with the party leaders, including former vice president Namadi Sambo, the vice presidential candidate and governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Adamawa State Ahmadu Fintiri and national chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu.
Atiku promised the decampees that he will work for them, saying: “I have been serving the people since I joined politics 30 years ago and that is my promise to you all today.
“I believe that Governor Fintiri has done a good job and that we should join hands to make sure he wins his second term election.”
This was even as the chairman of the party, Iyorcha Ayu said that the rate of defection from the APC to the PDP is increasing by the day, adding that the frequent defections indicate that the opposition party is waxing stronger.
“It is clear everywhere that the PDP is back. Today, we are here to take in new members into the PDP. Very soon, this venue shall be hosting the President of Nigeria who is your very own son.
“I welcome the new entrants to our party and I therefore hand them over to Governor Fintiri. I urge the governor to continue with his good work in making Adamawa better than he met it,” Ayu said.
Speaking on behalf of the supporters and the decampees from various electoral wards across the state, Shuaibu Babbas, a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly from Fufore Gurin constituency, said that their loyalty and commitment to the PDP in its quest to oust the APC and fix the broken state of the country’s socio-economic and political fabrics is firm.
It is the first time that the presidential standard bearer will be visiting his home state after the presidential primaries election of the PDP.