Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Senator Ahmed Makarfi has said that defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be given a sense of belonging.
He said in a statement by his media aide, Muktha Siraju that the coast is clear the victory of PDP in next year’s polls.
Makarfi hailed Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governors Samuel Ortom, Abdulfatal Ahmed and Aminu Tambuwal; senators, members of the House of Representatives and House of Assembly who have returned to the PDP.
He said the party has a large umbrella to accommodate and and provide security to Nigerians at this most difficult time in national history.
Makarfi said: “As the former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, I fought long and hard to ensure that democracy did not perish in Nigeria. Idid so even at risk to my life because I believes that the Peoples Democratic Party is the only party founded on the very basic principles of democracy, justice, equity, fairness and the rule of law.
“I always believe that the rebranded and repositioned PDP offers opportunity for all who have the will to take it.
“I fought even harder to create an environment where members could thrive and develop to their God given potential by laying emphasis on openness, fairness, justice and inclusion.”
Makarfi said the 2019 election is critical to national survival, adding that intimidation and harassment of political opponents, impunity in government, insecurity, and poverty should end.
He added: ‘ This is why I am is gladdened on the news of the return back to the fold of these our brothers and sisters and the other democrats who decided to move in the right direction.
“I congratulate them all and offers a hand of fellowship and cooperation to all of them, to work together, to rescue our country, save our democracy, preserve the legacy of our heroes past, restore our prosperity and secure our security at this crucial period.”