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He is accompanied by a large crowd of supporters, PDP leaders from Adamawa State, and the governor of Niger State, Babangida Muaza.

Speaking during a visit to the leadership of the party at its national Secretariat in Abuja, Atiku described PDP as the only party in Nigeria.

According to Makarfi, "PDP did not extend any special concession to Atiku and the party will not extend any special concession to any other person".

Odigie-Oyegun, who thanked the association for the investiture, said the visit was at the right time, adding that the party had begun preparations for the 2019 elections.

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PMNEWS gathered that he told the leaders that PDP is the only political party in the country and urged all those who left the party for one thing or the other to return.

Mr. Abubakar recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Responding to Atiku's remarks, Makarfi confirmed that he has long before now been discussing with Atiku, on the state of the nation.

It is believed that Atiku's resignation from the ruling party was timed to coincide with the PDP convention where he is expected to seek the support of the party members towards his quest to be elected as the party's presidential candidate. Many people have read in the media that I have returned home.

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Oyegun said this while assuring members of the party that the exit of former Vice- President Atiku Abubakar from it will not affect it in anyway. We are not just targeting Aso Rock, we are targeting the federal legislature, the state, both the executive and legislature, and we are targeting the local governments.

His words: "As a parting shot, I want to say let nobody fear that the defection of the former vice president is going to lead to any deluge".

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. So don't ever be afraid that there is going to be any massive defection.

"We, the Marwa Organisation are happy with the measures the government is taking in the diversification of the economy which has already started paying off, especially in the agriculture and mining sectors".

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The former Vice President had made what looks like a triumphant return to the Wadata Plaza Abuja national secretariat of the party with pomp and pageantry.