Atiku is said to have written to members of the PDP caretaker committee informing them of his desire to visit the members of the committee to further smoothen his return to the party he had abandoned a few times in the past.
According to Frank, "Nigerians should note one very interesting thing in the politics of Nigeria today: in the past, it used to be that people decamped or left the party that had lost the election or that was in opposition to the party that is ruling".
Makarfi, who stated this at the inauguration of PDP National Convention Planning Committee, headed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, in Abuja, said the ex-VP never asked for any concession from the caretaker committee prior to his return to the party on Sunday.
THEWILL recalls that Atiku had resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) about a week ago, claiming that the ruling party had deviated from its promises to Nigeria.
Ibrahim Waziri, a senior member of Buhari Campaign Organisation, says Atiku's allegation that APC was notorious for undemocratic practices were false.
However, Barr. Tahir Shehu, Chairman of the PDP in Adamawa State is elated about Atiku's return to their party, assuring that the PDP will give the President a run for his money.
Meanwhile, barely four days to the national convention of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; there are indications of fresh moves by the Forum of Northern Elders and Leaders to push for the emergence of a chairmanship aspirant of South- West extraction.
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Speaking earlier, the Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, who declared that PDP would return to power in 2019, noted that Nigerians are yearning for it to return to power. Whatever aspirations he or anybody coming to PDP may have, they will be free to pursue them. "Other PDP men and women are free to pursue whatever political aspirations they may have".
He however assured that the party will give a level-playing field for party members to exercise their right to give their mandate to whoever they wish to give to.
In his remarks, the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, said everybody was ready to collaborate with the planning committee to ensure the success of the convention and to see that it is conducted in a free and fair manner.
"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".
Okowa said his committee was trying to put up these measures in order to avoid overcrowding at the venue.
"I believe there will be an appropriate convention for that".
"I will not expect any aspirant, especially presidential aspirants to bring their campaign posters, campaigners, men or women to the venue because it will not be allowed. I want to urge them to cooperate with us as a committee", he pleaded.