Nigerians are once again being called to reject the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) as it has shown clearly that the party cannot take the country to its safe haven anymore.
This was the clarion call from the former Nigeria’s Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was telling people in his home Adamawa State that APC coming to power was a mistake made in 2015.
While receiving defectors from APC to the camp of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Yola on Saturday, Atiku said 2023 general election is another golden opportunity Nigerians could use to remove APC from power and enthrone PDP, insisting that APC is Nigeria’s biggest mistake.
“We have done a big mistake before by floating a party called APC. But from today (Saturday), I’m calling on you Adamawa people to leave your parties and join PDP because it is the future and the masses party.
”It was PDP that gave back life to Adamawa State after it was slain by the APC and usher it to its present state of 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 party (APC).”
At the reception at the famous Ribadu Square in Yola, prominent members of APC, including former Secretary to Adamawa State Government, Kobis Ari Thimnu, Chief Daniel Bwala, Sali Bodes, Umar Bello Calculate, Nedo Geoprey and Philip Gutuwa were received by Atiku and Governor Ahmadu Fintiri.
Governor Fintiri assured the defectors that they would be treated fairly and will be given a level playing ground.
“I want all of you to give the new defectors the needed cooperation and level playing field as we have no stranger in the party.
”Allow those who want to contest among them to participate in the electoral process and they should be well accommodated and given a level playing ground. But let those who lose election remain in the party because we will not be happy with people whose aims are only to contest election under our platform,” Fintiri said.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Kobis Thimnu and Umar Jada said they left the APC following its bad performance.