The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, the Kwara State Governor, Ahmed Abdulfatah and the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, to its fold.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, the PDP said the defection came at a time when “the nation requires the input of genuine patriots that will save it from an impending decline”.
It also said, “The PDP notes the harassment and intimidation that the duo of Senator Saraki and Governor Ahmed had suffered from the lords in the disintegrating All Progressives Congress (APC) which they helped to build and nurture to win elections.
“Senator Saraki, in particular, has conducted the affairs of the Senate in reflection of the wishes of the silent majority of Nigerians and had emerged a hero of democracy”.
The PDP, therefore, noted that it “has no doubts that Senator Saraki, Governor Ahmed and Alhaji Ibeto will contribute immensely to the new order that engender good governance in our nation”.
The party assured all the returning members of all the rights and privileges accruable to every member.
Furthermore, the PDP called on all Nigerians who are desirous of rescuing the nation from what it described as “the incompetent administration of President Buhari”, to join them ahead of the 2019 elections.