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Atiku Abubakar Reacts to Saraki’s return to PDP

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A former Vice President , Atiku Abubakar , has said that he received the news of resignation by the President of the Senate , Senator Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress with great joy .Atiku , a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party , said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday , that he was happy that Saraki could leave the APC which he said had been persecuting him .

He said . , ” I received the news that the Senate President , Senator Bukola Saraki , has resigned from the All Progressives Congress , with great joy .

“ Senator Saraki ’ s ordeal at the hand of the All Progressives Congress is all too familiar to lovers of democracy in Nigeria and around the world . Leaving a party which maliciously prosecuted him and subjected him to the most degrading treatment , notwithstanding his status as the nation’ s number three citizen, took courage , and I commend him .

“ What the APC did to Senator Saraki is what they have also done to Nigeria as a nation. They have degraded our democracy and our economy .

“ Bukola Saraki is a product of the Peoples Democratic Party, under whose banner her became a Presidential Adviser , Governor and Senator . The PDP ’ s ideology and political philosophy is conducive to Senator Saraki ’ s political leaning .

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“ I therefore not only welcome Senator Saraki ’ s resignation from the APC , I also urge him to go one step further and join the only party capable of enshrining genuine democracy in Nigeria as well as lasting economic progress . I urge Senator Saraki to join our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party .

“ May God bless Nigeria and may God bless the PDP . ”

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