Saraki had taken to his official Twitter handle on Tuesday evening to announce his exit from APC.
In a press release signed by him and emailed to media outlets by his media office, Saraki said, “When we left the PDP to join the then nascent coalition of All Progressives Congress in 2014, we left in a quest for justice, equity and inclusion; the fundamental principles on which the PDP was originally built but which it had deviated from. We were attracted to the APC by its promise of change. We fought hard along with others and defeated the PDP.
“Today, I start as I return to the party where I began my political journey, the Peoples Democratic Party,” Senate President Bukola Saraki announced, as a follow-up to his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“In retrospect, it is now evident that the PDP has learnt more from its defeat than the APC has learnt from its victory. The PDP that we return to is now a party that has learnt its lessons the hard way and have realized that no member of the party should be taken for granted; a party that has realized that inclusion, justice and equity are basic precondition for peace; a party that has realized that never again can the people of Nigeria be taken for granted.
“I am excited by the new efforts, which seek to build the reborn PDP on the core principles of promoting democratic values; internal democracy; accountability; inclusion and national competitiveness; genuine commitment to restructuring and devolution of powers; and an abiding belief in zoning of political and elective offices as an inevitable strategy for managing our rich diversity as a people of one great indivisible nation called Nigeria.”