Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

PDP rules out special concession for Atiku, others

PDP rules out special concession for Atiku, others

Prof Aloysius Okolie, Senior Lecturer and former head of department, Political Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka told Vanguard in Nsukka that Atiku's return to PDP was a big blow to the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC) as many of his supporters would follow him to PDP.

According to Makarfi, "PDP did not extend any special concession to Atiku and the party will not extend any special concession to any other person".

Meanwhile, supporters of Atiku are busy dancing and singing his praises within and outside the party headquarters, also known as Wadata Plaza.

"PDP men and women are free to pursue whatever aspirations they have".

All those who left should return home like I did.

He was received at exactly 12 noon by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, National Publicity Secretary of the party who left the National Executive Committee (NEC) hall of the secretariat where he was presiding over a subcommittee of the Convention Planning Committee, to receive Atiku. "The party will provide a level playing field for everybody to exercise their right to give their mandate to whoever they want to give it to".

The chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, who is also the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, gave an assurance that the "electoral process will be free, fair and credible".

Okowa said only members of the committee, accredited delegates and the media would be allowed into the venue of the convention.

"We need to make this announcement to all our party members and well-wishers that the convention is going to be for delegates and we are expecting a little less than 3,000".

While still cautioning the APC on its future, Frank said the lack of internal democracy, disregard for party constitution, irregular meetings, inability to conduct a convention, absence of a board of trustees and arrogance by the party leadership could result in doom.

Majority of the people TVC News spoke to described Atiku as a desperate politician who has come to the end of his career.

"But here we are today, people are moving from the ruling party to the party in opposition".

He said it was high time APC realised that politics is about numbers and every youth, man or woman is important.

He is now meeting members of the National Caretaker Committe of the party led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

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