*Ahead of his re-entry to the party
We can reveal with authority that the former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been holding a series of meetings with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his followers.
The nation woke up to read that a top notcher of the structure that brought the ruling party into office, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday.
He was, however, silent on his next political move. Though, political punters and pundits have speculated that he may be returning to his former base, the PDP.
Atiku has reportedly met with Adamawa PDP executives at all levels, as well as state chairmen from the six states that constitute the North-East zone of the party as part of his grand re-entry into the once ruling party.
Abdullahi Prambe, state secretary of PDP, confirmed to journalsts in Yola that the meetings have been fruitful.
“Our meeting with him has been fruitful and from his body language he will soon return to PDP,” Prambe told reporters.
Prambe described Abubakar’s return as a big boost to the PDP. “With Atiku, the party will carry more weight both in the state and at the national level. More people will also troop in,” he added.
The Wazirin Adamawa said he had joined the ruling party because of the promise made by those who contacted him that the injustices and failure to abide by its own constitution which had dogged the then PDP would not be replicated in the APC.
The former vice president said nothing had been done to reverse the treatment meted out to those invited to join the APC on the strength of a promise that had proven to be false.
Atiku joined the APC on 2nd February, 2014, after the PDP had become factionalised as a result of the special convention of 31st August, 2013.
Before the 2007 general elections, the former vice president had earlier dumped the PDP for the Action Congress (AC) to contest the presidential poll which he lost to the late President, Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
He later returned to the PDP to contest the 2011 presidential ticket with former President, Goodluck Jonathan: he lost the ticket to Jonathan.