The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed the confidence that their former members who are now in the opposition party, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will be brought back to the party before the general election holding in February.
The National Secretary of the PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo, who said this in Ile Ife on Friday, at a press conference, said that the party had begun moves to bring back its former members back.
He said that the PDP was working hard in all the states to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan emerge victorious in the presidential election, where he would face stiff opposition from Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress.
He said, “The PDP has started efforts to bring back some of our former chieftains who are now in opposition party, All Progressives Congress, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The Kano State Governor, Dr. Rabiu Kwakwanso, and others will also be brought back very soon.
“The reconciliation committee of the PDP recently set up by the National Working Committee of the party will meet with all former members of the party in the APC and other political parties before the next general elections.
“The move is not limited to these politicians alone, the PDP will bring back all former leaders of the party who have defected due to one misunderstanding or another. They will be welcomed back to their base.”
Oladipo, who urged Nigerians to support President Goodluck Jonathan to continue in office beyond 2015, said that the president had achieved a lot despite the security challenge confronting the nation.