BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Former Vice President Atikiu Abubakar has commended the courage of the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki for 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.
Atiku said he received the news of Senator Saraki’s resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), with great joy.
He stressed that Saraki’s ordeal at the hand of the APC is all too familiar to lovers of democracy in Nigeria and around the world, adding that what the APC government did to Saraki is what they have also done to Nigeria as a nation.
Atiku further said; “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.
“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.”