No Auto-Ticket for Atiku - Makarfi

Timi Frank

Timi Frank

While speaking at the meeting, he praised the party's leaders and said there is "no other political party" apart from the PDP.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, confirmed the planned visit by Atiku.

The shout of "Baba Oyoyo" rented the as the former Vice President was driven in a bullet-proof Mercedes Benz S-Class with registration number Lagos EX 449 SMK.

Makarfi, who stated this at the inauguration of PDP National Convention Planning Committee, headed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, ‎yesterday, in Abuja, said the ex-VP never asked for any concession from the caretaker committee prior to his return to the party on Sunday.

The former Vice President, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC), was welcomed to the secretariat by Makarfi and the party's National Caretaker Committee.

"I want to pay tribute to those who have stayed steadfast through thick and thin to see us through to this point".

New diesel sales down nearly a third in November - SMMT
The decline follows months of confusion and speculation about the government's air quality plans and its policies towards diesel cars.

"Mr Chairman, I want to congratulate you for a wonderful work which you have been doing to redeem the image of this party, to return it, rebrand it and return it to its original form".

"This is another milestone recorded by the current leadership of our party in its quest to reconcile, rebuild and restructure the PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections and beyond".

He addressed party leaders and members and restated that he had returned "home".

"To achieve all these, there must be sacrifices, understanding and compromises in the process, and that is what I speak to members to imbibe". We might have got it wrong, but we'll sure right all the wrongs this time, ' Atiku said amidst cheers from the crowd.

He urged him to continue to contribute in reinventing and remodeling of the party so that it could reclaim Aso Rock in 2019. "As a united party we have the capacity and we have the ability to do so", Makarfi added. We are targeting the local governments.

"But, here we are today, people are moving from the ruling party to the party in opposition. That is what PDP must stand for if it has to survive", he added.

Latest News