Finally, Saraki storms PDP National Secretariat after defection

Finally, Saraki storms PDP National Secretariat after defection

Defecting Senate President Bukola Saraki and two governors – Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Samuel Ortom (Benue)- attended yesterday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

There were also Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and Senator Barnabas Gemade, who returned to the PDP last week.

Saraki attributed events of the past week to the “mercy of God”, saying that it was beyond human wisdom.

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He said: “Anybody that believed this could happen based on the wisdom of just human beings does not know or is not being realistic. It is by the mercy of Almighty God that this has happened.

“So, today, as we thank the Almighty God for allowing us to be alive to witness this, for allowing those that are able to be here today, those of my colleagues who had a long journey, tough journey, tortuous journey to be here, those on the side of PDP who made it possible for it to happen, it was because of the intervention of the Almighty God.

“I am happy to see some of my colleagues here who have given me faith in this country, who have made me believe there are still men of character, that there are still men who are still ready to make sacrifices for this country.”

Saraki went on: “This sacrifice that we are all making, is just the first part because we are doing this for Nigerians and that exercise will not be complete until we make a better country for our people.”

PDP National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus assured Saraki and others who defected to the party recently that their efforts would not be in vain.

Describing Saraki as key in the renewed struggle to “free” Nigeria, Secondus praised the defectors, saying history would be fair to them.

Said he: “The bold steps you took to return to the party where you truly belong, is a sacrifice not for yourself but for Nigeria and history will be fair to you.

“Today is the beginning of the great journey to freedom, the great journey to free our people and rescue this country from the damage done to it by the APC in the last three years”.

The party chairman expressed regrets that agencies of government established to protect the people had been deployed by the government to assault institutions of democracy.

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