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Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress. Abubakar confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday.
He also gave reasons 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 in full…

“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 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”.


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  1. I hail you Waziri of Adamawa. You have proved to us that you can't be bought by any means. Your legacy will continue to linger in our hearts of heart. Please let us know your next step and give us a clue to your direction so that we can start preparing our minds to do justice to Nigerian's problems.

    God bless you Atiku!
    God bless Nigeria!!
    God bless the electorate!!!

  2. Big fool, Nigerians are wiser than you are.
    You just want to be president by all means.
    OBJ has told you that it not possible for you.
    if you doubt him it is at your own peril

    1. who's OBJ to make such pronouncement and you so much stood by it.. Is he God??, or perhaps your God ?...just wait and see as event unfolds...

  3. Atiku has no direction and he is going no where. He is just jumping jumping

  4. I hail your courage Waziri Adamawa. Our President come 2019. You are a man with great vision and love for Nigeria.

  5. It is now clear that most of those rogues that claimed to have dropped PDP to join APC did so when they knew their PDPig was sinking. The only option for them was to play prank of dropping PDPig to enable them destroy APC.

    Whoever does not believe this opinion should tell us where in this world Party Members work against his/her party?.

    Atiku claims he is fighting for the youths today. We want him to produce those youths that he has helped to greatness. His dream of becoming President of our great country after his belief that they have caused enough damages to APC will be trashed by God grace.

    Now that the plan of intruders has come to the public, the founders of APC must be serioused to watch out for the remaining members of intruders. At the same time, whoever is not competent enough to deliver the expected assignment given to him/her must be advised to handover to whoever is good for the position.

    I pray Almighty Allah takes control of our affairs in Nigeria.

  6. Great decision I must say! We are waiting for Tinubu to follow suit. This is the beginning of the end to a fraudulent regime. When the principalities of apc are no longer be ad idem a new phase of governance will soon emerge.

  7. @ Atiku, A wise and strong man do not run away from issues. He stands to resolve them.You left PDP because of its challenges and ran to THEIR HOLINESS, SAINT APC. Now that you have seen issues there, you have run away from them.This is a sign of weakness. This shows that if you have the opportunity to become the president,you will abandon ASO Rock in Abuja and run to state house in Lagos because of termites (NOT RATS).


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