Senate President, Bukola Saraki has given reasons why he moved back to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Saraki had announced earlier in a tweet, through his twitter handle that that after wider consultation, he is leaving the APC.
Saraki, in a statement by his media aide said the the PDP had learnt from its defeat in 2015 than the APC had learnt in its victory in 2015.
According to Saraki, when he and others left the PDP to join the then nascent coalition of APC in 2014, they left in a quest for justice, equity and inclusion; the fundamental principles on which the PDP was originally built but which it had deviated from.
He said then, they were attracted to the APC by its promise of change and that they fought hard along with others and defeated the PDP.
“In retrospect, it is now evident that the PDP has learnt more from its defeat than the APC has learnt from its victory. The PDP that we return to is now a party that has learnt its lessons the hard way and have realized that no member of the party should be taken for granted; a party that has realized that inclusion, justice and equity are basic precondition for peace; a party that has realized that never again can the people of Nigeria be taken for granted,”he said.
Saraki said he was excited by the new efforts, which sought to build the reborn PDP on the core principles of promoting democratic values; internal democracy; accountability; inclusion and national competitiveness; genuine commitment to restructuring and devolution of powers.
He said the PDP was now built on an abiding belief in zoning of political and elective offices as an inevitable strategy for managing the nation’s rich diversity as a people of one great indivisible nation called Nigeria.