I’ll Ensure Victory for PDP in the South-South, Tom Ikimi Tells Visiting PDP Leaders
A former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Tom Ikimi has vowed to ensure victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the south-south region.
Ikimi stated this in his Maitama home in Abuja, during a visit of the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday.
Ikimi had last week resigned his membership of the APC, which he helped midvived into fruition when the merging parties then known as the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP),Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), decided to form a union.
In a bid to get him into rejoining the PDP which he left to join the opposition, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, led some leaders of the party to Ikimi’s house begging him to rejoin the party.
Muazu, who made the visit with the Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Tony Anenih, and PDP deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Uches Secondus, stressed that the visit was among others designed to finalize arrangements for his formal return, adding that the PDP was happy that Ikimi had decided to return to its fold.
Also at the meeting were Secretary of the PDP BoT, Senator Wali Jibril; a former FCT Minister, Dr. Aliyu Modibbo, as well as other political stakeholders from the South.
The PDP boss described Ikimi as a highly organized and patriotic Nigerian who has the interest of the nation at heart, saying such attribute made it hard for him to be in a party like the APC. He said that PDP will immensely benefit from Ikimi’s “wealth of experience, strong political structure and massive followership across the country”.
Also speaking, Anenih commended Ikimi for his decision to dump the APC and return to PDP, stressing that it was in the overall interest of the nation.
Responding, Ikimi told his visitors that he had concluded plans to return to PDP and promised to bring value to the party by serving at any level.
He vowed to use his position and political structures especially in the South-south to ensure that the PDP emerged victorious in the 2015 general elections. “I look forward to bringing value to the PDP. I believe that my contributions will again be noteworthy. By my joining PDP, we are assured of victory not only in Edo State but in the entire South-south geo-political zone”, Ikimi said, noting that he was ready to serve the party in any capacity deemed appropriate by the leaders.
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