- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has sent tongues wagging
- The former vice president said one of the reasons why he left the APC was the failure of the party to give youths a chance
- Human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, however said the excuse of Atiku was not proper
Nigerians from all walks of life continues to react to the resignation of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, as a member of the ruling APC.
Atiku had made his decision known in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, November 24.
There has been speculation that the former vice president will dump the ruling party for the PDP, but he is yet to formally announce his next political move.
Human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, however said the excuse Atiku gave in his widely circulated statement, was not honourable.
Keyamo who made the statement on social media via his verified Twitter page, said the former vice president should have simply admitted that he left the APC in search of another political party's presidential ticket ahead of the 2019 presidential elections.
His words: “The starting point of Atiku’s presidential bid would’ve been to simply admit that he left APC in search of another party ticket. Nigerians know that already.
“It would’ve been more honourable than giving some zigzag reasons to justify his zigzag movements across political parties.”
Meanwhile, the APC has bade Atiku farewell as he announced his departure from the ruling party.
The party said they wished him good luck and hold no grudges whatsoever as the former vice president exits the party.
They however said the party is yet to receive any formal letter notifying them of the resignation.
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