- A group has commended Atiku Abubakar on his return to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- The group said the move by the former president will rescue Nigeria from the hands of incompetence and corruption
- The group, called Concerned Citizens for Atiku, said it is clear that nobody has been able to deny the failure by the APC-led government
A group has commended the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on his return to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party.
The group, Concerned Citizens for Atiku said, the move by the former president will rescue Nigeria from the hands of incompetence and corruption.
In a statement signed by Oqua Henry for its convener, the CC4ATIKU said, the group has looked forward with keen interest to the defection of the former vice president.
Henry said many thing have been said against Atiku's recent defection from the All progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP but nobody has been able to deny the failure by the APC-led government.
"This group hopes that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has learned from its terrible mistakes in the last general elections, and is willing to let one of its founders point it in the direction it should have headed years ago.
"We also wish to sound a good warning to the PDP, this warning is that it must maintain a clear and level playing field for all aspirants under its umbrella. Impunity must be put away from the party, and as it claims, the PDP must ensure it returns power to the people.
"Also noteworthy is the fact that Atiku, our preferred candidate for the 2019 Presidential election, has picked key areas which the PDP must wrap itself around if it intends to claim victory at the polls. These areas are the youth and fresh negotiations on the future of Nigeria.
"The CC4ATIKU wishes to stress that the PDP must not shy away from having these conversations and must ensure to follow the lead of Nigerians in issues that pertain to how they want to be led.
"Nigeria must never be allowed to remain in the shackles of poverty, waste, nepotism, bigotry and crass governance.
"Come 2019, Atiku Abubakar is the man we need to break those chains and set this wonderful country called Nigeria free to attain heights befitting of her natural endowments and ever hopeful people," Henry stated.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Atiku defected from APC to PDP.
Atiku said he left PDP because the party moved away from the principle upon which it was founded by him and some other politicians but now, he is back.
Atiku also said he has contributed immensely to the growth of Nigeria's telecommunications industry.
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