BREAKING: 2019 : Pressure Mounts From Several Quarters As Bukola Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Others, Eye PDP, Take Final Decision

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Emerging report indicates that there are pressures on the likes of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso to stop ”eyeing”  the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from afar but rather join the opposition party ahead of 2019. This came to the front burner  on Wednesday as PDP’s  Board of Trustees  called on aggrieved members who left the party to follow the footsteps of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku “and return home.” The Chairman of the Board, Walid Jibrin, made the call while briefing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. Recall that Saraki and Kwankwaso had earlier released a separate statement saying that  they  have taken there final decision to remain a  member of the PDP While speaking, Jibril said “as the party joyfully welcomes Atiku back to his home PDP, we are equally waiting to receive more members. “We are waiting for the President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, Sen, Rabiu Kwankwaso, other senators, members of House of Representatives and APC governors who left the PDP. “Let all of us unite and take back power from APC come 2019.” Ahead of the December 9 PDP Convention, Jibrin urged aspirants to develop the spirit of sportsmanship. He urged aspirants to accept the verdict of delegates, cooperate with the winners and remain loyal to the party as power comes from God. Jibrin disclosed that the BoT had not anointed any contestant, saying the board was ready to work with whoever emerged victoriously. “I want to assure our party members that whoever emerges as National Chairman, the BoT is ready to cooperate and work with him or her for the progress of the party. “I will like to reiterate our position that the BoT has not anointed any candidates for now,” he said. He commended the Judiciary for saving Nigeria’s democracy by putting an end to the crisis in the party.

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