Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has hinted that he is on his way to rejoin People’s Democratic Party under which platform he contested for Presidency as ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s running mate in 1999 and 2003.
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Abubakar who dumped the ruling All Progressive Congress last week in a video of himself posted on his Facebook page hinted of his imminent move to the opposition party, the PDP.
The ex-VP also laid into APC saying the party was a disappointment.
He said in part: “Some of you may know that I was elected Vice President under the banner of the PDP, which is the political party I had helped to found some 10 years before.
“Some of you may also know that I left the PDP four years ago when I believed it was no longer aligned to the principles of equity, democracy and social justice upon which we had founded it.
“I joined the APC as I had hoped it would be the new force that would help improve life for our people and I was excited about the party’s manifesto to create 3 million new jobs a year.
“The result has not been the change people had been promised or voted for, as in the last two years, almost 3 million Nigerians have lost their jobs. And today, with a record 25% of people aged 18-25 unemployed, I can see how difficult it is for our youths to find a job. The key to creating jobs is a strong economy and that is what we are currently lacking.
“So, today, I want to let you know that I am returning home to the PDP as the issues that led me to leave it have now been resolved and it is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people, and especially our young people, down.”