Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; for joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying Edo State will be better for his choice
Atiku, in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Paul Ibe, in Abuja on Friday, June 19; welcomed Obaseki to the PDP, which he described as “a truly people’s party.”
The PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections noted that Obaseki was joining the PDP; joining the the party when the it was poised to deliver good governance to the people of Nigeria.
The former vice president said he was happy that Obaseki finally exited the ruling party; and joined a truly democratic party in Nigeria.
“I have no doubt that your coming into the PDP would further strengthen our party to mobilise the people behind the common cause of deepening democratic ethos in our country and restoring prosperity to our people.
“The PDP that you have come to join today is reformed and repositioned party; one that lives by its name of being a truly democratic party.
“I have an unflinching conviction that your joining the party would be an asset to the PDP.
“Together, we can work to extinct every form of undemocratic tendencies in our body politic; and realign the good people of Edo State to the moving train of democracy and restoration of good governance to the country”, Atiku said.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader; Nnamdi Kanu, has called on the Federal Government to invite him and his group to negotiate for the peaceful exit of Biafra.
Nnamdi Kanu also criticised the FG over the arrest of the convener of the Katsina protest over killings in the state by bandits.
He blamed the arrest on the ‘Fulani cabal,’ who he claimed were ruling Nigeria.
This was contained in a broadcast on Radio Biafra on Thursday, June 18.
“The people of Katsina protested something that is even their right as is being done around the world in the name of ‘black lives matter’; the organiser of the same protest in Katsina, Nastiwa Sharif, was arrested.
“Amnesty International has reported that they have arrested this man because he is crying out about the killing of his people by bandits. What is happening today we foretold it, and we knew they will happen,” Nnamdi Kanu said.