Finally, Atiku returns to PDP

 

…says ‘beating Buhari, a cakewalk’

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has announced his return to the People’s Democratic Party.

He spoke live on vide beamed through facebook on Sunday, apparently from his home

Recall that a fortnight ago, Abubakar had announced his departure from the ruling All Progressives Congress.

He claimed that he left PDP four years ago, when he believed that the party was no longer align to the principles of equity, democracy and social justice upon which it was founded.

He explained that he decided to join the APC based on the party’s manifesto which promised to create three million new jobs per year. He however said that this has not come to be as almost 3 million Nigerians have lost their job in the last one year.

After minutes of explaining his departure from the APC, he announced that he was returning to the PDP to contest the 2019 presidential election.

At the weekend, however, Atiku had spoken of his presidential ambition, saying defeating Buhari “will be a cakewalk” for him.

He noted that Buhari had become politically weak after squandering the goodwill Nigerians accorded him during the 2015 elections.

“I will definitely beat him this time. He has wasted a lot of his massive goodwill,” Atiku said.

The former VP had spoken with ace publisher, Dele Momodu, for his column published in The Boss Newspaper.

He said many associates of Buhari were furious, but that  they were silent about their disapproval of the President and were waiting for the right time to strike back.

“A lot of people are disgruntled but keeping quiet and lying low. Our youths are suffering terribly and now they are being sold into slavery.

“Everyone knows my track record of inviting and attracting a good team and giving them the opportunity to work professionally. Nigerians are tired of leaders who cannot think big and work big,” he added.

Atiku also said he would be ready from Day One should Nigerians elect him President in 2019.