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Atiku Visits Yola, Welcomes Defectors To PDP

Haslon Freedom  
Updated August 15, 2022

 

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 elections Atiku Abubakar has assured Nigerians that he has no other agenda but to serve the people.

He made this known in Yola, Adamawa State in an event where thousands of supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party.

According to the PDP presidential flag bearer, if elected he will tackle the various challenges confronting the country and ensure that there is peace, progress, abundance as well as create wealth for the country.

Mr Abubakar was received by a mammoth crowd at the Mahmud Ribadu Square in Yola.

It was the first time he was returning to his hometown after emerging as the flagbearer of the PDP in the presidential primaries held in Abuja.

From the Yola international Airport he proceeded to the Lamido of Adamawa’s Palace for a courtesy call before heading for the mega rally where thousands of APC supporters, including two state lawmakers decided to defect to the PDP.

In his remarks, the national chairman of the PDP Iyorchia Ayu, while receiving the decampees, assured them a level playing ground.

Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, said PDP in Adamawa has delivered on its campaign promises and will do more.

Mr Abubakar, who started his address in Hausa dialect but switched over to English, appreciated the tremendous support he has been getting from the state, stressing that the event is not a campaign but to receive decampees.

Also present at the rally were Mr Abubakar’s running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, former Adamawa State Governor, Boni Haruna, Former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, Senator Adamu Maina and Senator Dino Melaye.