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Atiku’s return to the PDP

By Laura Jacobs, Abuja, FCT.   |   05 May 2010   |   10:00 pm  

SIR: It is so sad and unfortunate that some members of the Adamawa State Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) are feeling threatened by the return of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

I do not see why they cannot see that Atiku is an asset to the party; Atiku is one of the founding fathers of the PDP and he had contributed immensely to the growth of the party both in the state and at the centre. He is one of those who made the PDP what it is today.  If the PDP has become the largest and strongest party in Africa, it is because of the pioneering efforts of people like Atiku.

The tyrannical antics of former President Olusegun  Obasanjo forced him to leave the party and now that Obasanjo has been sidelined, it is time for Atiku to return to the house  he helped to build. The PDP needs Atiku’s political sagacity, his organisational wizardry and invaluable experience to reposition it as a party of the Nigerian people.
Where were Senator Jubril Aminu and Gov. Murtala Nyako when Atiku and others were laying the foundation of PDP? But if not for Atiku,  would Jubril Amin be a senator today? Both Aminu and Nyako are biting the fingers that fed them. Of course, one can understand why they feel threatened by Atiku’s return. But they must realise that they cannot stop Atiku from returning to the PDP and they cannot stop him from becoming the president  of Nigeria come 2011. Atiku will surely have the last laugh.



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