It is no longer news that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has returned to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

In fact, he has been formally unveiled by the party's national working committee led by interim national chairman, Ahmed Makarfi.

But he has one BUT, he might be disqualified from voting at the party's forthcoming national convention.

Making reference to the party’s constitution over his eligibility to vote at the convention, the party noted that Atiku would however be allowed to attend and address party members.

This is even as PDP BoT chairman, Walid Jibrin, has said that the party is waiting for Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other Senators and members of the House of Representatives to return to its fold the way Atiku did.

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Asked whether Atiku is eligible to vote, the national publicity secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said, “All you need to do is pick up the constitution of the party and see whether Atiku is qualified to vote or not”.

When pressed further, he said, “First of all, I can tell you that we are happy with Atiku coming back to the PDP. It’s very exciting for all of us. It’s a good omen to everybody in the PDP.

“He was one of the founding fathers, one of those who built this party and he’s coming back home. His room was never occupied. So, we have opened it for him.

“He will be part of this convention. He will even make a speech at the convention but he may not be voting at the convention”.

Adeyeye further alleged that some people serving under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration are trying to disrupt their convention.


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