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“Please Nigerians, Lets Forget About The Past” – Abacha’s Son Pleads

Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, the son of the
late dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, has pleaded with Nigerians and the people of Kano State, to forget the past.
Mohammed was at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on
Monday where he declared that he had
rejoined the party, which he left in 2010 for the Congress for Progressive Change.
He was a staunch member of the defunct CPC in Kano State and aspired to be its governorship candidate.
Though he was said to have won the
primary, but the national leadership of the party, led by a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammad’s Buhari (retd) said there was no way the party would allow the son of the former head of state to flag the party’s flag during the election.

When Mohammed was asked whether the role played by his father in the politics of Nigeria was responsible for what befell him in CPC, he resorted into preaching.
He said, “History is for yesterday. Whatever has happened, happened yesterday.
Yesterday belongs to history and it is one of the things we have left behind.
“We must forget the past and move on. We need not to talk about it as if we can forget.”

It will be recalled that many Nigerians were either killed or imprisoned unjustly during the regime of the late general.
Some members of his family also looted the national treasury, but the Federal Government was able to recover some of the funds, majority of which was kept in foreign countries. Mohammed is believed to be eyeing the governorship ticket of the PDP in 2015.
He, however, said he has yet to inform the Governor of the state, Alhaji Rabiu
Kwakwanso about his return to the party.
But he said he had been given assurances that things would work out well in the party, which he said he left due to lack of internal democracy, during his second coming. He said, “I did not consult the governor before returning to the party. Power belongs to God.

“We left the PDP in 2010 due to lack of
internal democracy but we have had so
many experiences and have come to realise that there is no other party that captures Nigeria, every tribe and religion like the PDP.”
Asked if be party had promised to give him a waiver, Mohammed said it the issue of waiver was not discussed.

The PDP constitution says a returnee to the party will have to wait for two years before he could be allowed to contest using its platform, unless he is granted waiver by either the National Working Committee of the party or its National Executive Committee.

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