‘Atiku to exit APC tomorrow’
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will formerly collect his PDP membership card in his home state of Adamawa tomorrow, a development that will mark his final exit from the APC.
Multiple sources confirmed yesterday that Atiku had perfected plans to participate in the PDP’s national convention scheduled for December 9.
To this effect, the former VP would first collect his membership card in his Jada 1 polling ward in Adamawa even as several of his loyalists had already defected to pave the way for what they called “Atiku’s home coming.”
A member of Atiku’s political group in the state who spoke under anonymity disclosed that thousands of supporters had been mobilised from the 21 local areas in the state.
”Twenty buses have been allocated to each local government area for the event; the buses will convey supporters to Yola,” he said.
Daily Trust learnt that the former APC presidential aspirant is expected to arrive Yola tomorrow in preparation for his decamping to the PDP.
The state chairman of the PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu neither confirmed nor denied the development.
”It could be true but I cannot make further comment. We have been courting the former VP to return to the party,” he stated.
Alhaji Lawan Uba, the Director of Mobilization of Atiku Support Group, told our correspondent that it was true Atiku would leave the APC on Saturday.
He made reference to the recent ward, local government and state congresses of the PDP where Atiku’s loyalists won almost all the positions.
“We’ve cleared the terrain and Atiku will come to the PDP tomorrow; this is certain unless there is last minute change because already many people from Abuja and other places are in Yola ahead of the formal event even though the elaborate ceremony will come up later,” he said.
Atiku has no business in APC, he has been betrayed and he would definitely come to PDP and make the desired impact of changing the lives of Nigerians,” he also said.