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Atiku Lauds New PDP and APC Merger

Ruth Bamidele

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has lauded the merger of
the new Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress
(APC), describing it as a welcome development for the country’s democracy.

The former Vice President said this during a courtesy call on the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

He further said, “I welcome the merger. It is good for democracy, I
have always supported a two party system and I think we are eventually
moving towards that two party system, two strong parties, not one
mighty big one and very weak small ones. We will never have true
democracy. I belong to democracy. Even during the military, I stood
for democracy and I fought. I am a true democrat”.

When asked if he now belongs to the APC, the former Vice President who declined comment but said he pitches his tent only with democracy adding that the nation is gradually heading to the direction of a two

party state, and that the nation would not have true democracy unless it practices a two party system.

The Governor Fayemi described the former Vice President as an admirable
leader and not a fake democrat because he had consistently stood with the
people even against all odds.

“He has always been a leader I admire and have had very good relationship with him so I am not surprised that he stopped by.

Anything that can deepen democracy in this country, you will find me standing on the side of democrats.

“There is no question that former president Atiku Abubakar has
demonstrated that he is not a fake democrat. He has consistently stood
with the people even against all machinations and there is no question
that he believes in this country. Anyone that is a democrat, who
believes in Nigeria, is my friend”, the Governor said

Fayemi also stated that is always ready to stand by the side of democrats as long as the aim is to deepen the nation’s democracy.

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