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Finally, Atiku Rejoins PDP

Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday announced joining the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in a live Facebook broadcast.

Mr Abubakar recently resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

During the live broadcast, Mr Abubakar said: “Some of you may know that I was elected vice president under the banner of the PDP, which is the political party that I had helped to found some 10 years before.

“Some of you may also know I left the PDP four years ago when I believed it was no longer aligned to the principles of equity, democracy and social justice, upon which we had found it.

“I joined the APC as I hope it will be the new force that will help improve life for our people. I was excited about the party’s manifesto to create 3 million new jobs a year.

“The result has not been the change people have been promised or voted for. In the last two years, almost 3 million Nigerians have lost their jobs.

“And today with a record 25 percent of people aged between 18-25 years unemployed, I can see how difficult it is for our youths to find jobs. The key to creating jobs is a strong economy, that is where we are currently lacking.

“So today, I want to let you know that I am returning home to the PDP, as the issues that led me to leave it have now been resolved and it is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people and especially, the young people down.”

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