The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed hope that its defected members including Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi; ex-Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and others will return to the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The National Secretary of the main opposition party, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri said this in an exclusive interview with Vanguard.

Tsauri said the chieftains’ return will be in the overall interest of Nigeria.

The aforementioned party men had earlier defected the PDP to join the APC.

However, the PDP Spokesman has condemned the APC, is saying it has become a political club with nothing to offer the likes of Umahi and Dogara. Hence, the return of the political stakeholders to join PDP in its quest to salvage Nigeria and reposition it for the good of her citizens is increasingly expected.

“I have the highest optimism that Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and His Excellency Dave Umahi are coming back to base before 2023. APC is not their platform. They cannot survive in a political club. They are politicians, not registered club members.

“I will like to say too that no political party will be happy to lose a member no matter how small that member maybe, not to talk of people with political names and value like former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and a sitting governor, Dave Umahi.

“It’s really a pity but politics is always dynamic – soldier goes, soldier, come. 2023 is not 2021. We have time to make amends,” he added.

He also urged Nigerians to rally behind the PDP, assuring that come 2023, Nigerians will possess their country once again.

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