Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has called on members of the ruling All Progressives Congress to leave the party because of what he described as its woeful performance, saying mass defection from the party signalled the coming interment of the APC.
Atiku who made the statement on Saturday in Yola, Adamawa State, at an event where prominent APC stalwarts defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, described the ruling party as Nigeria’s biggest mistake.
Atiku said, “We have made a big mistake before by floating a party called the APC. But from today, I am calling on you the Adamawa people to leave your parties and join the PDP because it is the future and the masses, party. APC is Nigeria’s biggest mistake.
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“It was PDP that gave back life to Adamawa State after it was slayed by the APC, ushering the state into her present state of infrastructural development.
“Our schools are now better and our health institutions are in superb shape. I pray that this event will mark the beginning of the internment of the APC.”
During the event, prominent ex-members of APC, including a former secretary to Adamawa State Government, Kobis Thimnu; Chief Daniel Bwala; Sali Bodes; Umar Bello; Nedo Geofrey and Philip Gutuwa were received by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri into the PDP.
Fintiri assured the defectors of fairness and a level playing ground.
Canvassing support for Atiku’s presidential aspiration, the governor urged stakeholders in the PDP in Adamawa to work round-the-clock to sell his candidature outside the state.
He maintained that Atiku is the messiah that Nigeria is earnestly awaiting.