Jun 14, 2015

NASS crisis: Saraki, Dogara, APC Senators free to join us — PDP

Saraki, Dogara

The Peoples Democratic Party has stated that it would welcome the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and their supporters with open arms if they decide to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The former ruling party said its doors were open to defectors in the National Assembly.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Abdullahi Jalo, said this while addressing newsmen on Saturday.Recall that Saraki was one of the leaders of a breakaway faction of the PDP known as the New PDP, which later merged with the APC.

He said, “Any politician is entitled to join any political party that he so desires to join. The PDP is for everyone. We don’t quarrel with anybody. We are still soliciting for more acceptability.

“The PDP is open to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (former Governor of Lagos State and national leader, APC); Bisi Akande (former Governor of Osun State and ex-National Chairman, APC, Chief) and any other persons in the ruling APC.

“The PDP is large enough to accommodate many people of diverse backgrounds. That is why we remain the largest party in Africa. We are never going to stop anybody from leaving or victimise them after they have left.

“The former Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal (now Governor of Sokoto State) left and the party did not sanction him, unlike the APC that is threatening Saraki with sanctions.”