The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, says the defected PDP governors are “prodigal sons” who will soon return to the fold, begging for forgiveness.
Gulak stated this as a special guest at a dinner organised by the “Goodluck Support Group (GSG)’’ in New York on Wednesday.
The event was well attended by Nigerian-Americans, congressmen and the business community.
The night also witnessed formal inauguration of zonal coordinators of GSG with a presentation of a documentary on “See what President Goodluck Jonathan Has Done in 2 Years’’.
“Some of these governors are so unpopular; they cannot win elections in their states, no political analysis can show that Rotimi Amaechi can take Rivers State to APC. It is simply impossible that Amaechi’s APC will take the votes away from the PDP whether at the governorship or presidential levels and other levels for that matter.
“In 2011, Buhari contested on the platform of the party he formed, the CPC while ACN fielded Ribadu and they were again defeated; I assure you that we will always defeat them and come tops,” Gulak said.
“This is a game of politics just like what is happening here in the U.S. where the opposition shut down the government.
“They called the president all manner of names and insisted on budget cuts. Those who jumped ship will come back again.
“Atiku left PDP for ACN and returned to the fold with profuse apology. He was welcomed back like a prodigal son; we will welcome back our prodigal sons because out there, it is nothing but empty shelves full of mediocre,” he said.
He, however, noted that no Nigerian leader had been so qualified to lead Nigeria as Jonathan, adding that the president gave a score-card of his performance in two years.