- Some PDP members in Kwara state have urged Senate president Bukola Saraki and minister of information, Lai Mohammed, to join the opposition party
- According to them, both men were the needed impetus for the PDP’s success in subsequent elections
- They also described them as ‘game changers’ who would strengthen the PDP and return the party to its former winning ways
The Concerned Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara state chapter, has appealed to Senate president Bukola Saraki and his loyalists in the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as minister of information, Lai Mohammed, to defect to the opposition party.
In a statement signed by Abdullahi Lateef, Moshood Issa, Danjumo Hamid, Olabode M. A. and Ayinde Wasiu, the group also urged the APC factional chairman, Kwara state chapter, Bashir Bolarinwa, to defect to the PDP, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the group referred to Saraki, Mohammed and Bolarinwa as ‘game changers’ who could change the PDP’s fortunes in 2019.
The statement read: “We are ready to embrace all those indefatigable political bigwigs like Saraki to act as the needed impetus for our success in subsequent elections.
“Those set of politicians of goodwill as men and women of timber and calibre would definitely change our song from the sorrowful tune of defeat to the hilarious songs of victory.
“We are eagerly and particularly looking forward to the arrival of all the widely acclaimed, ‘game changers’ to strengthen our party and return us to our former winning ways.
“The clarion call is most appropriately directed to big time political leaders like Saraki, Lai Mohammed and Bolarinwa.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) called on Senate president Bukola Saraki; Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal; his predecessor, Senator Aliyu Wammako; former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano); and former governor Danjuma Goje (Gombe) to return to its fold in order to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) next year.
A top member of the party’s NEC who spoke in confidence, said in part: ''We have really opened up talks with Saraki and others. It is like we are begging them to return to their roots as part of a larger reconciliation policy in PDP."
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