#MovingOn: Atiku Abubakar ‘set to dump the PDP for APC’

by ‘Jola Sotubo


The All Progressives Congress (APC) might be getting ready to receive yet another big political player of the People’s democratic Party (PDP) into their midst.

According to reports, the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar may be packing his bags in preparation for a move to the APC.

Atiku, who was one of the PDP members that walked out of the party’s August 2013 convention, has made no secret of the fact that he has been approached by the rival party.

The Sun reports:

A statement from the media office of former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar yesterday revealed that he was set to dump the PDP for the APC.

Last December, the interim national leadership of APC, led by Chief Bisi Akande met with Atiku Abubakar in Abuja and appealed to him to join the opposition party.

In the statement yesterday, the former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar at the weekend kickstarted his nationwide consultations ahead of the 2015 presidential election from the North-West geo-political zone of the country, with many of the stakeholders at the consultative meeting urging him to contest the 2015 presidential election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

The zonal consultative meeting, the statement further revealed took place in Kaduna yesterday with delegates from Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states in attendance.

The former vice-president, while addressing the delegates noted that he was very appreciative of the goodwill he enjoyed from the North-West geo-political zone, especially during the 2011 presidential contest, adding further that the idea of instituting a nationwide consultative meeting among his supporters from various political parties became necessary in order for him to respond to certain developments within the polity.


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