By Ehi Ekhator
President Goodluck Jonathan has advised members of the People democratic party (PDP) who dumped the party for the new leading Opposition party, All Progressives Congress, to return or loose their privileges within few days.
Other members who returned to the party and were received by Jonathan include Senator Chris Anyawu, SEnator Ifeanyi Ararume, Chief Mike Ahamba, Chief Cosmas Iwu, Chief Lambert Iheanacho, and Hon. Independence Ogunewe.
Jonathan gave the warnings to those who defected to APC that if they don’t return within the stipulated time, they will loose their privilege, however assured them of equal pedestal with existing members should they come within few days. He added that PDP is the only party that will lead Nigeria to greater height.
He said “The message today is very clear and I believe some of my good friends are not here. They know where they are is not…we have opened the door for a few days. You join us these few days, the position you occupy is the position any other person will occupy. No discrimination.”
“But if you don’t come and come later, you will queue behind your ward assistant chairman.”
“So, the time to join us is now so that there will be nothing like discrimination in anything. The party is open for everybody. Equal rights and justice is guaranteed. We are party that believes in justice and so, we must also believe I equal rights.”
“For us, Imo state PDP has come together, everybody has equal rights, there is no discrimination. We call on all of you who are still watching that this is the best time to join us so that you can use the platform of PDP to express any interest you have.” He added
Jonathan said that the rally was not a campaign ground, he assured those who returned to the party of equal treatment with the existing members. He added that there will be no democracy in Nigeria without the existence of PDP