Nigeria’s former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, today announced his formal return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku who recently resigned as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said in a live video broadcast on Facebook, on Sunday, that he is joining the PDP.
Explaining why he left the APC, he said, “While other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality that led to fractionalisation, the All Progressives Congress has adopted those same practices and even gone beyond them to institute a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced.”
The former Vice President explained further that there currently existed in the country a widespread disenchantment with the Buhari government and that he (Atiku) would defeat him in the next general elections.
He added, “I will definitely beat him this time. He has wasted a lot of his massive goodwill. A lot of people are disgruntled but they are keeping quiet and lying low. Our youths are suffering terribly. They are even now being sold into slavery.
“Everyone knows my track record of inviting and attracting a good team and giving them the opportunity to work professionally. Nigerians are tired of leaders who cannot think big and work big.”