Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the defection of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will further strengthen the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party to deepen democracy and deliver its dividends to the people.
Atiku, who also congratulated Governor Obaseki for joining the PDP, in a statement by his media office, on Friday, said he had the confidence that the people of Edo would be better for his choice.
The PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections stated that Governor Obaseki joined the PDP at a time the party was poised to deliver good governance to the people of Nigeria.
Atiku said, “I am happy that you have finally exited the oppressive ruling party and joined the truly democratic party in Nigeria.
“I have no doubt that your coming into the PDP would further strengthen our party to mobilise the people behind the common cause of deepening democratic ethos in our country and restoring prosperity to our people.
“The PDP that you have come to join today is a reformed and repositioned party – one that lives by its name of being a truly democratic party.
“I have an unflinching conviction that your joining the party would be an asset to the PDP.
“Together, we can work to extinct every form of undemocratic tendencies in our body politic and realign the good people of Edo State to the moving train of democracy and restoration of good governance to the country.”