Atiku disclosed how he was convinced to join APC when he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2013.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has allegedly defeated from the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, on Friday November 24, 2017.
The notice was passed across via a statement released by the Ex-Vice President on Friday, titled: “Statement of resignation of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar (Waziri Adamawa) Vice President of Nigeria, 1999-2007 from the All Progressives Congress.”
In the statement, Atiku disclosed how he was convinced to join APC when he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2013. Part of the statement also explained partially why he dropped APC at the moment.
According to him; “Only last year, a Governor produced by the party wrote a secret memorandum to the President which ended up being leaked. In that memo, he admitted that the All Progressives Congress had ‘not only failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance.
Of the party itself, that same Governor said ‘Mr. President, Sir Your relationship with the national leadership of the party, both the formal (NWC) and informal (Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso), and former Governors of ANPP, PDP (that joined us) and ACN, is perceived by most observers to be at best frosty. Many of them are aggrieved due to what they consider total absence of consultations with them on your part and those you have assigned such duties.
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.
But more importantly, 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?
A party that does not take the youth into account is a dying party. The future belongs to young people.
I admit that I and others who accepted the invitation to join the APC were eager to make positive changes for our country that we fell for a mirage. Can you blame us for wanting to put a speedy end to the sufferings of the masses of our people?
Be that as it may be, after due consultation with my God, my family, my supporters and the Nigerian people whom I meet in all walks of life, I, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, hereby tender my resignation from the All Progressives Congress while I take time to ponder my future.
May God bless you and may God bless Nigeria,” Atiku noted.
To this regard, the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode had congratulated the Ex-APC Chieftain on his twitter handle.
“Congrats to @atiku for dumping the plague called APC and coming back home to the PDP family,” Fani-Kayode tweeted. Though Atiku has not disclose his interest for any party.