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PDP will lead Nigeria to greatness - Jonathan.

08 February 2014, 17:33

Sokoto - President Goodluck Jonathan has said that PDP will work to lead Nigeria to greatness.

Jonathan spoke in Sokoto on Saturday at a grand reception organised for a former governor of the state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, who defected to PDP with his supporters from APC.

“The PDP is the only party that is stable and it will continue to uphold the tenets of democracy.”

“The PDP respects the rule of law at all levels and we respect the constitution,” he said.

Jonathan said PDP was the number one party in Nigeria and would continue to be so.

He further said that the Federal Government under the party would continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

Jonathan commended the people of the state for their sustained support for PDP and urged them not to relent.

He commiserated with the people and government of the state over the recent fire disaster at Kara Market in Sokoto.

Also, Vice-President Namadi Sambo and Senate President David Mark expressed happiness with the defection of Bafarawa to the party.

“The PDP umbrella is getting filled up and the PDP will sustain the provision of the dividends of democracy to Nigerians,” Sambo promised.

The National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, described PDP as the winning party.

“The achievements of the PDP are tangible all over the nation and this would be sustained,” Mu'azu said.

The Chairman of PDP Governors' Forum, Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, said that no amount of conspiracy would stop PDP from winning the elections at all levels in 2015.

The Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mukhtari Shagari, said PDP was the most organised, disciplined and resourceful party in Nigeria.

“The achievements of the PDP in the state and Nigeria generally speak for themselves.”

“The president loves Nigeria and he has demonstrated this love in many ways,” Shagari said.

Bafarawa said that he defected to PDP, following the decision of his supporters and promised that Sokoto State would be delivered to PDP at all levels in 2015.

“We will work to ensure the success of the party. We joined the PDP based on principle, to build democracy and Nigeria,” Bafarawa, said.

-  NAN

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