Atiku welcomes Obaseki into PDP
•Defection guarantees sustainable progress for Edo ― Momoh
Former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State for joining the PDP.
Atiku in a press statement by his media office on Friday welcomed Governor Obaseki to the PDP, which he described as “a true people’s party.”
The former Vice President expressed confidence that the people of Edo State will be better for his choice.
The PDP Presidential candidate in the 2019 elections noted that Governor Obaseki was joining the PDP when the party is poised to deliver good governance to the people of Nigeria.
“I am happy that you have finally exited the oppressive ruling party and joined the truly democratic party in Nigeria. I have no doubt that your coming into the PDP would further strengthen our party to mobilize the people behind the common cause of deepening democratic ethos in our country and restoring prosperity to our people.
“The PDP that you have come to join today is reformed and repositioned party – one that lives by its name of being a truly democratic party.
“I have an unflinching conviction that your joining the party would be an asset to the PDP. Together, we can work to extinct every form of undemocratic tendencies in our body politic and realign the good people of Edo State to the moving train of democracy and restoration of good governance to the country,” Atiku said.
Reacting to Obaseki’s defection to the PDP, National Chairman of the Obaseki/Shaibu Mandate Forum (OMF) while congratulating Obaseki for his move called on Edo indigenes to support the Governor for his steadfastness in dethroning godfatherism.
Momoh said support for The governor should be unflinching by the citizens of Edo state as their support represents a nail on the coffin of godfatherism.
OMF said any support for Obaseki by the Edo people was one for the sustained development of Edo state.
Momoh in the statement made available to journalists in Abuja said ” It is critical that all Edo people stand with Obaseki in his new political party especially as it offers Edo state to have him in a platform for the Edo people to make him that choice for continuity in the development of Edo state.
Obaseki/Shaibu Mandate Forum holds the view that a second term for Obaseki is another opportunity for a consistent development across Edo State.
Again, we state that support for Obaseki is support for Progress, development and advancement to all parts of Edo state just as it is supported against the plot to enthrone a godfather, whose role in politics is to de-emphasis development and run a reward for bad governance.
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