A former federal lawmaker, Sen. Saidu Umar Kumo, who recently announced defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced his return to the party. Sen. Kumo made this known, in a press briefing, on Wednesday, in Gombe. Kumo, who was Director-General of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo campaign organization during the 2015 general election, said he was ‘compelled to return to the party to facilitate the presidential aspirations of Alhaji Atiku Ábubakar come 2019.’ The former lawmaker said party leaders from across the country, including the former Vice President, who met with him on several occasions persuaded him to return to the party. Kumo announced his decision to open a solidarity office in support of Atiku’s presidential ambition to cover the entire North East. “Atiku is ‘a goal-getter’ and achiever as well as the only visible presidential aspirant under the PDP so far,” he said.