#1 » Atiku Abubakar returns to PDP by Drealup from Uyo » December 3rd, 2017, 7:18 pm


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Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar has returned to former Nigerian ruling party, the People’s Democratic Party, less than two weeks after he resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress.

“Today, I want to let you know that I’m returning home to PDP as the issues that led to me leave it have now been resolved,” he said in an announcement on Sunday on Facebook Live.

He is expected to run for the Nigerian presidency on the platform of the PDP on whose platform he was the VP between 1999 and 2007.

Atiku has defected from the party twice to contest for Nigeria’s top job in the then oppositions party.

On December 20, 2006, he emerged the presidential candidate of now-defunct Action Congress after falling out with the leadership of the PDP.

He, however, failed to garner popular support as he came third in the 2007 general election behind eventual PDP’s candidate Umaru Yar’Adua and All Nigerian People’s Party’s Muhammadu Buhari.

He returned to the PDP after the 2007 misadventure. There, he vied again for the top job but lost the primaries to President Goodluck Jonathan who succeeded President Yar’Adua.

In February 2014, he, again, defected to the then newly formed All Progressives Congress which comprised major leaders of the defunct Action Congress, a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Congress for Progressive Change. In APC, he failed again to realise his presidential ambition as he was defeated in the primaries by Muhammadu Buhari who went on to win the 2015 presidential election.

Not minding his few defections, Atiku doubled down on his criticism of the APC, blaming the party for the bad state of the economy and for its failure to deliver on its campaign promises.

“It is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people, especially our young people, down.”

In a statement shortly after he announced his resignation from APC on November 24, Atiku alleged that the APC had derailed from the principles that made him join the party on February 2, 2015.

“While other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality that led to fractionalization, 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,” Atiku said in a statement.

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#2 » Re: Atiku Abubakar returns to PDP by Drealup from Uyo » December 3rd, 2017, 7:45 pm

Modified 1 time by TruSteE1 on 03 Dec 2017, 7:41 pm.
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who modified it? Trustee..... My post is as it was posted

meanwhile Atiku is just failing...
I do my thing my way

#3 » Re: Atiku Abubakar returns to PDP by sinsia (f) from Lagos » December 3rd, 2017, 10:31 pm

Politics - whee you neither have a permanent friend nor a permanent enemy. Rather, you have permanent interest - which can make anyone your friend or foe depending on which side they are.

#4 » Re: Atiku Abubakar returns to PDP by Kroos » December 4th, 2017, 5:55 am

Interesting. This is all for 2019 presi - ticket, right?

Nigerians have got to be dumb to go back to their vomita



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