Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s Former Vice-President on Sunday announced that he is returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku’s return to the PDP, the worst kept secret in Nigeria’s political history was announced via a video posting on his Facebook page.
The perennial presidential runner served two terms as Vice President to former President Olusegun Obasanjo under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party from 1998-2007.
He said, “From today, I want to let you that I am returning home to the PDP as the issue that led me to leave it has now been resolved ”.
“APC had led people, especially our youths down and that rather giving a wrong political speech on this matter, I thought it would be helpful to invite Nigerians to ask me questions on the issues.”
“The key to creating job is a strong economy and that is why we are currently lacking,” he said.
“The result has not been the change people had been promised or voted for as, in the last two years, almost three million Nigerians have lost their jobs.”
The former vice president also said that the ruling party has adopted arbitrariness in running its affairs, in addition to being insensitive to the plight of Nigerian youths.
“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,” he added.
Atiku was the Action Congress presidential flagbearer in 2007 presidential election and also contested the APC primaries in the last presidential election.