- The Kwara state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party under the aegis of PDP One Umbrella Project speaks on the return of the Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki to the party
- The group said Sraki's return will assist to dislodge the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019
- The coordinator of the group, Comrade Ben Duntoye, debunked the speculation that Saraki would not accommodate old members of the opposition party
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of PDP One Umbrella Project in Kwara state, on Friday, August 3, said that the return of the Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to the party will assist to dislodge the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the coordinator of the group, Comrade Ben Duntoye, flanked by other PDP leaders from all the three senatorial districts of the state, in Ilorin debunked the speculation that Saraki would not accommodate old members of the opposition party.
The group also added that Saraki as the national leader of the PDP will be fair to all members of the party, not only in Kwara but Nigeria as a whole.
The PDP leaders, who welcomed Saraki back to the PDP, said that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had brought untold hardship to Nigerians.
"And here in Kwara state, we cannot isolate ourselves from the misrule of President Buhari, that is a more insightful reason why Senator Saraki’s return to the PDP is beyond a Kwara phenomenon.
"The PDP One Umbrella Project is a bridge building caucus in the Kwara State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party. Our objectives are borne out of the need to ensure a bigger, stronger and united party.
"We believe strongly that development and service to the people is key and should be paramount in politics.
"The defection of some leaders around the country, Kwara state inclusive from the ruling APC to the PDP has been public domain issue recently. No doubt, the political realignments preceding the 2015 elections is repeating itself.
"From that time till date, a handful of us remained in the party till date and the issues that led to the defection from PDP in 2015 may have been playing out again in the ruling party."
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Senate president Bukola Saraki has been appointed the national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, August 2.
Being the highest office holder in the party at the moment, Saraki would replace his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who held the position until the defection of Saraki and other top All Progressives Congress (APC) members to the PDP.
The arrival of Saraki was heralded by loud ovation as he was led into the venue of the meeting by PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and other top leaders of the party.
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