- Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has said Atiku is the next president of Nigeria
- He said it was time to change the change
- He said the PDP was preparing a retirement package for Buhari
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has declared Atiku Abubakar the next president of Nigeria and expressed excitement at his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former vice president who resigned from the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) formally announced his return to the PDP via a Facebook live broadcast on Sunday, December 3.
Senator Bruce via his official twitter page said the PDP had planned a retirement package for President Muhammadu Buhari and referred to Atiku as the next president of Nigeria.
See the tweet below:
Atiku was a member of the ruling party before his resignation citing mismanagement of party and failure to fulfil promises as reasons for his leaving.
In an interview with veteran journalist, Dele Momodu, Atiku said he decided not to wait and participate in the APC primary election because the party had become a one-man business.
He said since President Buhari came into power, he failed to take charge of the growth of the party.
The former vice president expressed optimism of defeating President Buhari in 2019 saying he has lost a lot of goodwill.
He said: “After Buhari won the election, he was no longer interested in the Party that made him President. Every activity stopped and not even the Party Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, could take any decision.
NAIJ.com had reported earlier that the presidential ambition of Atiku got a boost on Sunday, December 3, when PDP leaders form the northeast visited him.
The ex-vice president, who spoke about the visit on his Twitter handle, said the PDP leaders among other things, reminded him of the shared history he had with them.
He said he was glad to see the party returning to its roots.
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