PDP has its con­sti­tu­tion with clear pro­vi­sions as to how to treat re­turnees. First, they lose se­nior­ity in the party, then, they are in­el­i­gi­ble to con­test for any of the party of­fices, or con­test un­der its plat­form any pub­lic of­fice for a pe­riod of at l

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essence. Noth­ing worse can hap­pen to a party. Be­sides, giv­ing waivers has not proven to help the cause of the party. The Atiku ex­am­ple is a good les­son. But we also hope that the re­turnees are not com­ing with def­i­nite in­ten­tions to con­test elec­tive of­fices be­fore the ex­pi­ra­tion of the stip­u­lated two years. There is no hurry in this. The Adamawa PDP they re­turned to is the PDP of con­sti­tu­tion­al­ism, rule of law and po­lit­i­cal ma­tu­rity. No­body will bend the rules sim­ply to ac­com­mo­date the am­bi­tions and egos of some­body, and it is ex­pected that re­spon­si­ble mem­bers will re­spect this and com­ply.

When politi­cians move from one party to an­other at the slight­est threat to their in­ter­ests, it at­tests that their mo­tives are driven by self­in­ter­e­strather than self­less ser­vice. What­ever our

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