By Oghenevwede Ohwovoriole Â Â Â in Abuja
The National Coordinator of the People’s Democratic Party Renaissance Group; a group of patriots in the party, has disclosed in a press release that it will send a high profile delegation to woo back former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other prominent leaders who left the party.
The national coordinator of the group, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu has called on the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and other PDP Chieftains in political exile to answer the call to National duty by returning to the PDP where they properly belong.
Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu a known political Apostle of the former president stated that the exit of some of those who were the architect of the political misfortunesÂ of Atiku Abubakar in the PDP and the high profile conspiracy in the APC to politically extinct him by the same forces now gathered in APC the former vice president had no business whatsoever in the APC.
While appreciating the circumstance which compelled Atiku â€˜s exit from PDP, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu stated that with the olive branch being waved and the magnanimity of the present leadership of the PDP, the coast has been cleared for Atikuâ€™s triumphant return.
The national Coordinator of the PDP Renaissance Group stated â€œVice President Atiku Abubakar has been in political wilderness, in a strange land, co habiting with strange bird fellows who are ideologically incompatible with his patriotic vision for Nigeria and his democratic antecedents and credentials.â€
ChiefÂ Iwuanyanwu noted that with the recent resolution of the crisis that nearly consumed the PDP, the leaders and members of the party have learnt great lessons and are totally committed to taking the party back to the vision of the founding fathers of the party, one of whom is the former Vice President.
He expressed satisfaction with the resolve of the present leadership of PDP to stamp out impunity, imposition, godfatherism and lack of internal democracy which were at the centre of the crisis that led to a disastrous outing in the 2015 elections.
He noted that PDP Renaissance Group was a party patriots who came together to embark on advocacy against injustice, imposition and the hijack of the party and the National political space by those he described as â€œPharaohsâ€ in the party. He stated that the founding members of the Renaissance Group were all victims and casualties of the 2008, 2012 and 2013 primaries, congresses and conventions.
Iwaunyanwu stated that the PDP Renaissance Group has been vindicated by the policy thrust of the Caretaker Committee and commended Senator Ahmed Markarfi for giving the party a purpose driven leadership which has enabled us to navigate the storm.
He confirmed that members of the group are totally in support of the reconciliation initiative and open door policy of the leadership of the party and stated that â€œConcrete steps must be taken to reach out to aggrieved parties to heal the wound the pastâ€.
He stated that the PDP Renaissance Group will be leading a high profile delegation to the former Vice President and other eminent leaders who left the party and brought it on its knees, warning that â€œunder no circumstances should PDP go back to Egyptâ€.