- Alhaji Atiku confirmed his exit from the APC
- The former vice president listed some of the sins of the ruling party
- He indicated that the failure of the party to give youths a chance was worrying
Former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has confirmed his exit from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) via his Facebook page.
NAIJ.com had reported that there was speculation that the former vice president was dumping the ruling party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While there has been no official confirmation yet of Atiku’s movement to the PDP, the former vice president has shared the statement of his resignation from the APC.
Below are some of the key reasons Atiku gave for leaving the APC.
1. 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
2. A governor produced by the party wrote a secret memorandum to the president which ended up being leaked: Since that memorandum was written up until today, nothing has been done to reverse the treatment meted out to those of us invited to join the All Progressives Congress on the strength of a promise that has proven to be false. If anything, those behaviours have actually worsened
3. The party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people. How can we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth.
4. A party that does not take the youth into account is a dying party. The future belongs to young people.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the former vice president is set to formerly move to the PDP on Saturday, November 25 in Adamawa ahead of the party’s national convention scheduled for November 9.
Atiku is expected to collect his membership card in his Jada 1 polling ward in his state as his supporter prepare for what they tagged as “Atiku’s home coming.”
A member of Atiku’s political group who spoke on the condition of anonymity said “thousands of supporters had been mobilised from the 21 local areas in the state.
”Twenty buses have been allocated to each local government area for the event; the buses will convey supporters to Yola.”
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