The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the day All Progressives Congresss merged as “dark day in history of Nigeria” .
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye state this in an interview with journalists in Abuja while reacting to the resignation of Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.
Adeyeye said it was unfortunate that in 2013, Atiku and others were deceived to leave the PDP, believing that there was a platform that would correct all the ills in the PDP and that it could create an Eldorado in Nigeria.
He said, “I believe Atiku and others were deceived because we had challenges in our party at that point in time, they went and joined the new party called the APC, which we have all now seen; every Nigerian has seen it’s a fallacy.
“The day APC was born marked a tragedy for Nigeria. It has been a monumental disaster for Nigeria. There is nothing progressive about them. Everything about them is unprogressive. Everything about them is a complete disaster.
The Publicity Secretary added that Atiku has seen the truth and it has set him free and he will be welcome back to PDP where he is one of the founding fathers.
“It is human to make mistakes because we are not infallible. We have no knowledge of what will happen in the future. Human beings can always be deceived. But in John 8:32, the Bible says ‘And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.’
“I believe Atiku Abubakar has come to know the truth, like he said in the statement that he had now known the truth, that the APC is not what they call themselves, that it’s not a better platform. That platform is the worst platform in the history of politics in Nigeria.
“I believe that Atiku has seen the truth and the truth has now set him free and we thank God for that. Therefore, being a founding father and because we have an umbrella that is big enough to accommodate everybody, PDP is a democratic party. PDP is a free party and was conceived for all Nigerians and is free from all religious, ethnicity and geographical divisions.
“It has the capacity to accommodate everybody. Our doors are open for him to come back to his home without any precondition. He is free to come back like every other Nigerian and we want to appeal to those who have not seen the truth and we are praying that they will soon see the truth, so that the truth will set them free. And as soon as they are free, let them come back.”