The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has said that the rebel Governors who have defected from the party to the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) would return to embrace the party again.
He also stated that the PDP will not miss the five nPDP Governors and other members of the party who defected to the APC; adding that the move will be their greatest political regret.
Mr. Tukur said this yesterday at the PDP National Secretariat when Sokoto State chapter of the party paid him and members of the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, a courtesy call at the Wadata House, Abuja.
Tukur also stated that the APC which the Governors and some members have defected to is not a bed of roses; adding that the party also has its own challenges.
“I assure you that there is no need to entertain any fears. President Goodluck Jonathan will still be in Aso Rock come 2015. We know that Sokoto State is behind you. When the Caliphate is behind you, there is no shaking. PDP is our party, a party of choice.
“People can defect. It is their right, but very soon they will find out that it is not all bed of roses. They will soon come to embrace PDP again.
“Sometimes when people had eaten and are satisfied, you know what they do? They will tell themselves, let’s try another place to see whether there is a better option.
“We have experienced it before, it is not new. Many of them left PDP before, but my advice is that people should not forget that no matter what they do, if they want to sit and learn, they should sit on their bottom.
“Our party is inclusive, and I can reassure you that you have earned our respect and we will accord everyone same,” he added.