Atiku To PDP: You’re Responsible For Nigeria’s Sorry State

On Monday, former Vice Predsident Atiku Abubakar who recently made headlines by defecting to the All Progressives Congress alleged that leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party are the ones responsible for the “sorry state” of Nigeria.

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Mr. Abubakar suggested that, rather than resorting to “childish” behaviour, the PDP should instead focus on the real state of things in Nigeria.

In a statement issued by his media office, Mr. Abubakar urged the PDP to stop searching for scapegoats among members of the opposition.

He maintained that as a former vice president of Nigeria and a person who contributed a lot to the formation of the PDP, he deserves respect from the PDP leaders. However, he noted, they seem to be treating his case with“selective memory”.

“The personal insults in the PDP statement succeeded in doing just one thing, which is to depict its managers as childish, petulant, and, above all else, incompetent,” the statement by Atiku read.

“They [the PDP] have lost their way, and their refusal to recognise the error of their ways has prompted the shepherds to – reluctantly – move on for the nation’s sake, to build a better future for the country’s teeming population.”

“Since almost all of us – the founding members of the PDP – have been hounded out of the party because we allegedly have one aspiration or the other, people who supported military rule or did not even know what was going on, are now the masters of PDP, and present themselves as the custodians of the nation’s future.

“But I challenge anyone of them to show their contribution except looting the Nigerian treasury,” Atiku urged.

“If I and other patriots working in tandem with the National Assembly did not work together to retain term limits in the constitution, none of those holding power today would not have been there from local, state or federal governments.”

It is worth noting that yesterday, the PDP accused Atiku Abubakar of “disparaging” the party that brought him to political limelight.


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