Worries in APC as Atiku parleys Jonathan
There are serious worries in the opposition APC over whether or not former vice president Atiku Abubakar is for or against the party.
This worries stem from recent activities surrounding the Turakin Adamawa. He was reported to have met secretly with President Goodluck Jonathan in Yola, Adamawa State, late on Monday night.
Added to this concern, a total of 120 support groups of the former vice president on Tuesday defected from the APC to PDP at an elaborate ceremony held at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
Peter Ogar, who spoke on behalf of the groups, said they decided to return to the PDP because there was no alternative to President Jonathan.
But, the Turaki Vanguard, the umbrella group of Atiku’s supporters claimed members of the 120 groups are not supporters of the former vice president.
Also, the political machinery of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar under the umbrella body, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku (AAA) and People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) in six states in the south-west Nigeria declared unwavering support for President Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday at a media briefing in Akure, the Ondo State capital, leader of the group, Bode Ajewole, said their support was based on the readiness of President Jonathan to implement the recommendations of the 2014 national conference, as being demanded by the south-west region.
The group was made up of AAA/PDM members from the six states in south-west of the country – Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo.
The APC may just have good reasons to worry, because the former vice president has so far not displayed serious public support for the presidential candidate of the party, Muhammadu Buhari.
He has not been seen at any of the rallies of Buhari, except for the one that held in Yola, his home state.
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March 18, 2015 at 8:20 am
The flip flopping of our citizenry in political groups is a big shame. They are swayed only the the direction the money bill is moving. Atiku is never a man to be trusted. History has taught us so. This is a lesson if you never learned.
March 19, 2015 at 1:20 pm
infact al these politicians r annoying….they should choose one party and stay there…ole!!
March 27, 2015 at 10:20 am
Democrats are usually always democrats. So for Republicans. All you have to do as an independent, is choose whose side you want to sway to. I guess that only works in America.