Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election was Nigeria’s biggest mistake. Atiku stated this on Saturday in Yola at an event, where prominent APC stalwarts defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He urged Nigerians to reject APC in subsequent elections. Atiku also alleged that PDP lost in 2019 because APC perpetrated massive fraud at the polls.Nevertheless, the former vice president intensified consultations for his 2023 presidential bid.
Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri described Atiku as the messiah the country had been waiting for. Reiterating that PDP lost the 2019 presidential election because of the massive fraud perpetrated by APC, Fintiri called on APC members to leave the party because of what he called the ruling party’s woeful performance in power. He said the mass defections from the ruling party signalled its coming interment.Atiku said, “We have done 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.“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 the Adamawa State Government, Kobis Thimnu, Chief Daniel Bwala, Sali Bodes, Umar Bello, Nedo Geofrey, and Philip Gutuwa, were received by Fintiri into the PDP. The governor assured the defectors of fairness and a level playing ground.