on Friday night, revealed that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar;
former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; and the Minister of
Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; may be among those considering a return
to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The move came over the Supreme Court judgement, that put to an end the power tussle within the opposition PDP.
one of our sources was quick to exonerate Amaechi’s move to jettison
the ruling party, saying: “Except for people like Amaechi, who are
serving, and who you don’t expect to quit the cabinet, most new PDP
members will go back ‘home’, where they belong”, he said.
highly placed party member, who is in the know of the latest twist,
disclosed that most, if not all the members of the new PDP, may be on
their way back to the PDP.
to the female source, the rebirth is coming at a time when the APC was
no longer living up to its billing, in meeting the socio-political and
economic yearnings of Nigerians.
said: “As you can see, the Supreme Court judgment has thrown up so many
things. From all indications, a lot of realignment and
counter-realignment, will begin to emerge to shape the countdown to
be surprised when you begin to see the return of our PDP members, who
went to APC. Yes, I can tell you that they are already thinking of a
return, and this will definitely happen. This I know.”
can never be in the APC, and still be talking of restructuring. He
can’t achieve that in the party, he has to come back to the PDP.
before then, I want you to recall that Atiku is a strong contender for
2019 Presidency. So, we know that Atiku is already considering this
option, since he had been championing the cause for the nation to be
one of Atiku’s Aides who craved anonymity, denied the report saying:
“That is not on the table, and not on the agenda.
rumoured defection had been going on for some time now, we don’t know
where that is coming from. But I can tell you it is not true. Atiku
remains in the APC.”
in a swift reaction, Kwankwaso refuted the claims through his
Spokesperson, Binta Spikin, saying there was no time he muted the idea
of moving out of the party that he suffered to nurture.
is not an unpopular Politician, who will go out of a party unannounced,
you know the army of his followers across the country, so I don’t think
he can even think of decamping, without first discussing it with his
The former Governor said he did not see anything good in the PDP, that would make him go back.
is not that simple thing for a man like Kwankwaso, who drives national
loyalty and support, to just decamp to a party that still is searching
for it is based.