- PDP and its supporters are happy to hear the news that former vice president Atiku has returned
- Some Nigerians believe that there is nothing new in Atiku's actions
- Other Nigerians believe he would not make any impact in 2019 election but some people think he might cause an upset for the APC
The announcement of a return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the former vice president Atiku Abubakar after many years of sojourn in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been received by Nigerians with mixed feelings.
While the PDP and its supporters are delighted at the announcement, a number of Nigerians are trying to understand what the move means for Nigeria and the 2019 presidential elections.
On its part, the PDP tweeted in excitement after the announcement:
Ben Murray-Bruce, a PDP senator representing Bayelsa central, already believes that Atiku will be Nigeria's next leader come 2019.
Some people mocked Atiku, noting that his actions were nothing new to Nigeria's political terrain.
But the former vice president was not without supporters among ordinary Nigerians. These set of people genuinely believe that Atiku could do better than the current government.
The people in this class are mostly youths.
Other Nigerians believe that Atiku's defection to the PDP will change the political atmosphere for the APC at the 2019 polls.
NAIJ.com had reported earlier that Atiku announced his return to the PDP.
Atiku made the announcement in a Facebook live video on Sunday, December 3 afternoon.
He said: "Today, I want to let you know that I am returning home to the PDP."
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