Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar proudly declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holds the distinction of being the originator of all political parties in Nigeria, including the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku made this assertive statement during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, in response to the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory.
He urged PDP members to maintain their resilience, loyalty, and unwavering support for the party. Atiku also reminded those who may have defected to other parties that the PDP is their political “mother.”
Atiku stated, “Let me make it clear to some of our delusional or disappointed party members: I am one of the founding members of this party, and I am still very much active. This party is the progenitor of every other political party you can think of in this country today, whether you identify as APC or APM or any other acronym—the PDP is your mother.”
He emphasized the significance of remaining devoted and faithful to the PDP, highlighting its historical and enduring presence in Nigerian politics. Atiku urged party members to uphold national unity and cohesion.
“This is the only party in Nigeria that has stood the test of time since the inception of the nation. We have a legacy to protect, promote, and uphold. Today, you may be fathers, but you will always take pride in your grandfather, not to mention your great-grandfather. So, why would you not be proud to be a member of the PDP? There is absolutely no reason not to be,” Atiku stated.
He concluded by encouraging PDP members to remain loyal, dedicated, and committed to fostering national unity.