Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday urged all leaders who had left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to make the party stronger.
Abubakar, who arrived at the secretariat at about noon, went to the office of the party’s National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, before he was received at the National Executive Committee (NEC) hall.
He expressed his love for the PDP, and that no government had done 50 per cent of what PDP achieved in government.
“Let me pay tribute to past leadership of this great party; wherever they may be and to call on them to please return home as I have done.
“We should remember that those of us, who founded this party, founded it on the principles of democracy, good governance, unity of this country and prosperity of its people.
“Over the years, like any or every human organisation, it has faced its challenges but I want to pay tribute to those who have stayed steadfast through thick and thin to see us through to this point.
“Now that we have learnt our lessons, I hope that we will be guided by the lessons we have learnt.
“And, that is to make sure that we build an all-inclusive party, where every part of this country will have a sense of belonging and sense of participation.
“To achieve all these, there must be sacrifices, understanding and compromises in the process, and that is what I speak to members to imbibe.”