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2019: Atiku Abubakar Returns to Opposition PDP

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The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has formally returned to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

He made the announcement today via a live broadcast on his official Facebook account.

Recall that the former chieftain of the ruling APC had resigned in a statement he personally signed.

On reasons for his defection to PDP, Atiku said “Some of you know I was elected Vice President under banner of PDP, which is political party I helped create some 10 years ago.

“Some of you may also know I left PDP four years ago when I believed it was no longer aligned to principles of equity, democracy and social justice upon which we founded it.

“I joined APC because I had hoped it would be the new force that will help new life of our people.

” I was excited about the party manifesto to create 3 million new jobs a year. The result has not been the change people have been promised or voted for.

“In the last two years almost 3m Nigerians have lost their jobs and today we record 25% of people age 19-25 yrs unemployed and we can see how difficult it is for youths to find a job.

“The key to creating job is a strong economy that is why we are currently lacking.

” Today I want to let you know i am retiring to PDP because the issue that led me to leave has been resolved and it is clear that APC has let Nigerians down rather they have given a long political speech on this matter.”

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