Sunday, 2 February 2014

Again! ? Atiku dumps PDP, defects to APC

Former Vice-President of the country and one of the founders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, again dumped the party, alleging a reign of impunity that has put the party beyond redemption. 

Atiku, whose resignation letter is to be delivered to the PDP ward chairman in Jada, Adamawa State today, said he would be joining the All Progressives Congress, APC. 

Sources close to the former vice-president told Vanguard last night that Atiku would be received by the top leadership of the APC at a rally being organised in Yola this morning. 

Party leaders, including Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, among others, are to witness the public defection of the former vice-president at the Yola rally. 

Atiku in a statement, yesterday, urged his supporters across the country to take opportunity of the APC registration exercise commencing Wednesday to join the opposition party. 

He cited what he claimed as the reign of impunity in the PDP which, according to him, had led to the unprecedented division in the country along religious, regional and ethnic lines. 

The exit from the PDP would be the second time that Atiku would leave the party, having first left the party in 2006 at the time of the crisis between him and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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