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Abacha returns to boost PDP

17 September 2013, 08:26Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) received a major boost after Mohammed Abacha, influential son of the late Head of State rejoined the party.

He attributed his decision to re-join the organisation, which he left in 2010, arguing the party was presently the only platform that could offer internal democracy to its members.

The politician, son of former leader Sani Abacha, joins from the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

“When I left the PDP in 2010, my view was that it had no internal democracy but in CPC, the experience was very bitter. There was a major issue that challenged all of us while in the PDP but we met it in a bigger and huger manner in the party we went to. The PCP today is not an option," Abacha said while leading a delegation from Kano to the National Secretariat of the PDP in Abuja.

He was convinced the party, under the chairmanship of Dr Bamanga Tukur, was 'wide enough' to accommodate every member.

Tukur leads the mainstream PDP, which in recent weeks has been hit by defections.

“The new National Working Committee and the chairman have been making sure that the party is taken to the next level. That enticed us. We have consulted as far and as wide as we could and this resulted in us taking the decision to come back to the PDP instead of going somewhere else, “Abacha said.

Giving further reasons for his return, he added, "PDP is widespread and covers every part of the country and it is the party that is in power; it is the party that has made the change that we are witnessing today in our country and which we hope we will continue to witness in the coming years by the Grace of God."

- CAJ News


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