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Breaking News!!!: Atiku Abubakar resigns officially from the All Progressives Congress (APC)

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Ex-Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has resigned officially from the All Progressives Congress (APC) party.

Abubakar confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday. He also made his reasons known for quitting the party.

However, he did not state which party he intends to join but said he is pondering on his political future.

The statement, titled: “Statement of resignation of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar (Waziri Adamawa) Vice President of Nigeria, 1999-2007 from the All Progressives Congress,” reads:

“On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31, 2013.

“The fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party on August 31, 2013, had left me in a situation where I was, with several other loyal party members, in limbo, not knowing which of the parallel executives of the party was the legitimate leadership.

“It was under this cloud that members of the APC made the appeal to me to join their party, with the promise that the injustices and failure to abide by its own constitution which had dogged the then PDP, would not be replicated in the APC and with the assurance that the vision other founding fathers and I had for the PDP could be actualized through the All Progressives Congress.

“It was on the basis of this invitation and the assurances made to me that I, being party-less at that time, due to the fractionalization of my party, accepted on February 2, 2014, the hand of fellowship given to me by the All Progressives Congress.

“On that day, I said “it is the struggle for democracy and constitutionalism and service to my country and my people that are driving my choice and my decision” to accept the invitation to join the All Progressives Congress.
“Like you, I said that because I believed that we had finally seen the beginnings of the rebirth of the new Nigeria of our dreams which would work for all of us, old and young.

“However, events of the intervening years have shown that like any other human and like many other Nigerians, I was fallible.

“While other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality that led to fractionalization, the All Progressives Congress has adopted those same practices and even gone beyond them to institute a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced.

“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 a 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”.

9 COMMENTS

  1. ANY MAN THAT WALKS FROM PARTY TO PARTY na Ashawo. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR THE YOUTH THAT WILL CONVINCE THE YOUTH OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIANS IS, IF YOU ARE TIRED OF POLITICS GO BACK TO YOUR HOUSE AND HAVE OTHER THINGS DOING. WHY CANT WE STOP JUMPING FROM ONE PARTY TO THE OTHER AND ALLOW OTHERS WHO HAVE NOT TESTED TO ALSO TEST. PLEASE RETIRE FROM POLITICS AND CREATE SPACE FOR THE YOUTHS. BYE BYE.

  2. This sounds crazy and stupid, everybody is fighting for selfish interest. If anybody reads this, they may think he truly loves the masses, especially the youth but God sees the heart of individuals. All those politicians both past and present who have put Nigeria in hardship for the benefit of their personal interest without considering the poor ones and they continue to gather the wealth of this country Nigeria for themselves, will surely wrath in hell. The terrible judgement of God shall befall on them and their household even their unborn generation shall partake in the wrath of God coming on them.

  3. Comment:hahaha haha. atiku is really a stupid man. He is just moving from one party to another. I swear, he will never be a Nigeria president that’s for sure.

  4. THE FORMER VP ATIKU ABUBAKA DECISION IS WELCOMED. HE IS A MAN THAT BELIEVES AND EMPOWERS THE YOUTHS. MY ONLY ADVICE TO YOU SIR IS FOR YOU TO GO BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE- PDP. LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BEING PATIENT, WAIT FOR GOD’S TIME. CONTRIBUTE ACTIVELY IN BUILDING YOUR PARTY PDP. YOU WILL SHINE ONE DAY BY GOD’S GRACE.
    EKEKE C C.

    • All parties are the same in Nigeria. Great Nigerian youth, “OUR MUMU DON DO O” do not be deceived,2019 is by the corner now they remember the future of Nigeria belong to the youth. Is it not time to have a youth president if truly the future of Nigeria is in our hands?Nigerian youth are well educated, lets have a new blood with new ideas so that Nigeria would be great again.

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