The presidential flag bearer on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described Senator Ibrahim Shekarau as a formidable and indispensable bridge builder in partisan politics in Nigeria.
In response to Atiku, by Shekarau’s pedigree and standing, he has what it takes to advertise Nigeria’s nascent democracy.
The previous Vice President mentioned this shortly after receiving Senator Shekarau who defected to the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) from the New Nigeria Peoples Get together (NNPP) at a grand event held on the Senator’s Mundubawa residence in Kano Monday.
Atiku described Shekarau as a political treasure trove whose acumen and ingenuity might be successfully harnessed in propelling the PDP to better heights.
In response to him, the enterprise of partisan politics entails the resilience and dedication of a dogged fighter whose diploma of dedication, devotion and sacrifice might result in victory in all ramifications.
He added that the PDP has been successfully rebranded to fulfill the yearnings and aspirations of voters throughout the nation who positioned excessive expectations on flag bearers below its platform.
Atiku, nonetheless, said that the former governor has demonstrated a exceptional spirit of braveness, dedication and gravitas in dealing with the daunting challenges in opposition to his individual, affirming that his foray into the PDP has gingered his confidence of successful elections in any respect ranges.
He mentioned, “we’re right here right this moment to have a good time an incredible historic epoch in our nice occasion, with Senator Ibrahim Shekarau ultimately becoming a member of the bandwagon. With him and different outstanding members of the occasion, on the high echelon of the occasion, the highway to attaining the specified goal would by no means be a far cry. We’re hell-bent on utilizing our affect and clout to impact a paradigm shift”.
“What you’re witnessing right this moment , is sort of a reunion. Shekarau had been within the PDP at a sure time. he’s now again into the fold as an influential member. it’s now sure that he would take the gauntlet in becoming a member of the forces of change in Kano particularly and the nation normally” he said.
“We’re all fairly assured that he would successfully make the most of his political acumen to impact change in any respect ranges. he isn’t a neophyte who might simply be cajoled into taking an unpopular determination. he’s sensible sufficient to learn between the traces. to us he is a good political asset” he affirmed.
Talking earlier, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau mentioned he has taken the eleventh hour determination to lastly decamp to the Peoples Democratic Get together for justice to prevail in opposition to the backdrop of what he described as a dismal state of affairs throughout the high echelon of the New Nigeria Peoples Get together, including that with Atiku within the presidential contest, the difficulty of unity, cohesion and justice can be incontestable.
He identified that it was all the time pure for everyman to have his ambition totally consolidated with out enjoying into the fingers of selfish forces whose main preoccupation is to tilt the pendulum to their whimsical benefit.
He burdened that he purposefully took the choice to decamp to the PDP on rules and that he wouldn’t need a scenario whereby his folks can be pushed to the decrease rung of the ladder.
On the entourage of the presidential flag bearer, have been former Vice President Namadi Sambo, the previous governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, Senator Dino Malaye, former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, Alhaji Aminu Wali and a retinue of notable eminent personalities.