A peaceful rally that calls for the end of bad governance in the Imo State which is governed by Governor Rochas Okorocha is currently ongoing in the state. The protest, tagged “Occupy Owerri”, was organised as a peaceful rally and was scheduled to run from Monday till Sunday, December 24 as an expression of discontent…
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, made a practical return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, with a courtesy call on the national leadership of the party and called on former party members, who left the party with him, to return. Without referring to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku affirmed that no government had performed up to half of what the PDP achieved in its time in government.
Among those who left the party with Atiku were Senate President Bukola Saraki, Transport Minister, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi; Senators Rabiu Kwankwanso, Danjuma Goje, Aliyu Wamakko, among others, now holding prominent positions in the All Progressives Congress, APC- led government. Atiku’s call was received with quiver among some of the former PDP chieftains, most of who preferred to be left out of the issue. The call came as the race for the national chairman of the PDP, got on a knife-edge, with the leading aspirants sweeping across the states in a last-minute rush for delegates.
Meanwhile, Atiku was, however, at the PDP national secretariat during which he called on those who left the party to return home. “Let me pay tribute to past leadership of this great party; where ever they may be and to call upon them to, please return home as I have done. It is only by their returning home that we will build a stronger, more united party that can again return to government and continue to deliver the dividends of democracy,” he said.
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