PDP defectors will return with empty stomachs – Jonathan

By Cheryl Alegieuno April 30, 2015 17:54

PDP defectors will return with empty stomachs – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has stated emphatically that all who have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will make like the proverbial ‘prodigal sons’ and come back begging with empty stomachs.

He made the declaration while receiving the PDP campaign report from his campaign Director, Ahmadu Ali, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

He maintained that the defectors were delusional to think that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will hurriedly fit them into their political ‘landscape’ or consider their political aspirations priority over the actual APC members, adding that the ‘food’ may have finished before it gets to the turn of the defectors to eat.

He reiterated that evidence of the PDP’s strength and dominance was evident at the March polls, where, despite losing the Presidential race, it secured a more expedient peaceful and serene landscape for the country and drew unprecedented acclaim home and abroad.

He said the chances of the party regaining victory at subsequent polls was certain as long as members remained committed, hardworking and unrelenting in the face of challenges.

Chief Tony Anenih, Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, reinforced the President’s view.

    “We didn’t win the elections but we have a leader who made us to win peace. Without peace there cannot be development.

    “There is a lot to be done. We need a very strong and vibrant party to be put in place now. I believe we are on the right path. Let us put behind us those who have betrayed the party and move forward.”

A massive spate of defections occurred immediately the results of the March polls became obvious, with turn-coat PDP leaders and members alike making a beeline for the opposition party.

Notable amongst them being, from Plateau; Ambassador Fidelis Tapgun, Senator Victor Lar, and the Plateau State Deputy Governor, Ambassador Ignatius Longjan, former Governorship aspirant of the PDP in Kwara State, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, Ondo State Deputy Governor, Olanusi Ali and a host of others across Gombe, Edo, Jigawa, Ogun Benue, Kwara and Niger States.