APC deceived ex-VP Atiku Abubakar - PDP

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The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said that he was not surprise the former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress.

He was reacting to the exit of Abubakar from Nigeria's ruling party on Friday.

The former vice president's departure is one of the first major fractures to emerge publicly in Buhari's APC, formed from a coalition of smaller parties to contest the 2015 election against then-president Goodluck Jonathan.

On PDP chances of bouncing back, he said the worldwide community was outraged by the massive looting of the nation's treasury by PDP, that it would amount to the greatest disservice to call for the return of PDP.

He said he would support Buhari should he indicate interest to run for a second term.

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Also a former governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Dr Adegbola Dominic, in his reaction, described Atiku' resignation from APC as a plus for PDP if he decides eventually to join the party to contest the 2019 presidential poll on the party platform. I've said it times without number, that President needs to consolidate on his achievements because most parts of President because the President is very popular.

Adeyeye said this on Friday at a news conference in Abuja.

Abdullahi said that the APC leadership had not seen any formal notification on the purported resignation, adding, however, that "based on what we have seen in the social media, we can say that it is surprising".

Reacting to the development, the State Organising Secretary of APC in Adamawa, Ahmed Lawan, said the party "was not disturbed" by Mr. Abubakar's action, saying that it would not affect the party's popularity in Adamawa. For us, the task of building a political party is not a day's job; it is a marathon.

"The party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people", Abubakar - 71 on Saturday - said in a statement.

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