QUOTE Gbemi reg­is­ters as PDP mem­ber

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

Se­na­tor Rukayyat Gbe­misola Saraki yes­ter­day for­mal­ized her mem­ber­ship of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) as she took part in the party’s on­go­ing reg­is­tra­tion ex­er­cise in the state.

She said the PDP in Kwara is solidly on ground and that the party is not a wounded lion as some are say­ing.

Gbemi reg­is­tered as a PDP mem­ber at her Ajikobi Cen­tral ward with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber 860453 in the pres­ence of her sup­port­ers who trooped out to re­ceive her.

She urged sup­port­ers of the party to be peace­ful and shun ran­cour and ac­ri­mony stress­ing that the party is mak­ing progress in the state.

“A wounded lion is an an­gry lion and we are not wounded, we know where we are”, Saraki stated while reg­is­ter­ing.

She also said that the on­go­ing na­tional con­fer­ence was not a waste of time as some people be­lieve, ad­vo­cat­ing that the con­fab should be held con­stantly for Nige­ri­ans to “think, talk and de­bate” on how to move the na­tion for­ward.

Gbe­misola who was the 2011 gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of Al­lied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) re­cently de­fected to PDP while her brother, for­mer Gover­nor Bukola Saraki dumped the party for the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

She said the turn-out of people for the reg­is­tra­tion showed that the party is the choice of Kwarans.

She said, “We have to re­main stead­fast and peace­ful, it is very im­por­tant to be peace­ful be­cause a wounded lion is an an­gry lion and we are not wounded, we know where we are. So the best thing is to be peace­ful, we know we have no ran­cour, if we know we have no ran­cour which we don’t, it doesn’t mat­ter what they say.”

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