The national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Muazu, has led some bigwigs of the party to lobby the former national Chairman of the National Republican Convention, NRC, and a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Tom Ikimi, to return to the party.
Muazu led the visit to the Maitama, Abuja residence of Ikimi, on Friday night, accompanied by the Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Tony Anenih, and PDP Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. He noted that the visit was, among others, designed to help in concluding arrangements for his formal return and then informed that the PDP was happy that Ikimi had decided to return to its fold.
The PDP chairman described the decampee as a highly organized and patriotic Nigerian who has the interest of the nation at heart, pointing out that such attribute made it hard for him to be in a party like the APC. He noted that the PDP will immensely benefit from Ikimi’s “wealth of experience, strong political structure and massive followership across the country”.
Also speaking, Anenih appreciated Ikimi for his decision to dump the APC and return to the PDP, stressing that it was in the overall interest of the country. [eap_ad_1] In his reaction, Ikimi told his visitors that he had finalised plans to return to PDP and promised to bring value to the party by serving at any level deemed appropriate by the leaders. He pledged to use his position and political structures particularly in the South-south to ensure that PDP emerges victorious in the 2015 general elections.
His words, “I look forward to bringing value to the PDP. I believe that my contributions will again be noteworthy. By my joining PDP, we are assured of victory not only in Edo State but in the entire South-south geo-political zone.”
The meeting was also attended by PDP BoT Secretary, Senator Wali Jibril; a former FCT Minister, Dr. Aliyu Modibbo, and other political stakeholders from the South-south. (DailyPost)