Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) three years after leaving the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a Facebook live session on Sunday, December 3rd, Atiku said “today I want to let you know that I’m returning home to the PDP as the issues that led me to leave it have now been resolved.” He also said that it is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people down.
Making an economic argument for his quest for the presidency, Atiku said he is very knowledgeable on the issue of job creation because he has “created over 50,000 direct jobs and over 250,000 indirect jobs.”
Touting his role as head of the privatization program in the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, he said he has what it takes to ensure a strong economy for Nigeria which is “what the nation is currently lacking.”
Atiku said he had to join the APC three years ago because he was hopeful and excited about the APC’s manifesto to create three million new jobs a year. “The result hasn’t been the promise or change people voted for. In the last two years, almost three million Nigerians have lost their jobs.”