Nigeria’s former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, arrived Minna, the capital of Niger state, to have a meeting with Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, former Military Head of State of Nigeria, and was received at the Minna International Airport by Niger state Deputy Governor, Ahmed Ketso and the State PDP Chairman, Barrister Tanko Beji, among other dignitaries.
This comes on the heels of the latter defending the format’s decision to jump ship, as IBB had on Wednesday, come to Atiku’s defense, stating that there is nothing wrong with the former vice-president decamping from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People Democratic Party (PDP), stating that it is allowed in the Constitution.
According to IBB: “Atiku is a Nigerian, he is allowed to go to any party and our constitution allows it, so, it is not new and there is nothing wrong for politician to move from one party to another.”
Babangida disclosed this during a visit on Wednesday by Governor Okowa of Delta, Ahmed Makarfi and top officials of the party at his home in Minna, Niger State.
He also assured that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led convention organising committee of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, will conduct a best, free and fair convention come Dec. 9th.
“I have here, the chairman of the caretaker committee, former chairman of Kaduna State, the Chairman of convention planning committee, the Governor of Delta State with the officials for the convention, I am glad they are working hard and I have seen that they want to make sure that the convention of the PDP is rancour free, transparent and everybody will be given a level playing ground.
“PDP will see one of the best convention like never before.” IBB added