PDP's Position on Atiku's departure from APC

Nov 25, 2017, 01:59
PDP's Position on Atiku's departure from APC

Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar has resigned from the country's ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), a move certain to kickstart major political realignments ahead of a general election in 2019.

Addressing a gathering on Friday in Abuja, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, said the doors are opened for the former vice president to return home.

He further described Atiku as "a serial defector".

He said the APC knew that Atiku would quit the APC in December, stressing that it was better he left earlier than planned.

Known to have dozens of loyalists in the Nigerian parliament along with a well-oiled political machine across the country, Abubakar's resignation may trigger a serious implosion in the ruling APC which faces crises of governance. "I can speak authoritatively about it because I'm in touch with my colleagues", he noted.

Atiku on Friday morning announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

El-Rufai also said, "Atiku is not and has never been a threat to Buhari".

Mr. Abubakar's withdrawal from the APC has drawn mixed reactions from Nigerians.

Abdullahi said that the APC leadership had not seen any formal notification on the purported resignation, adding, however, that "based on what we have seen in the social media, we can say that it is surprising".

"We can always wish him good luck".

But more importantly, the party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people.