Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is set to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday and obtain a membership card soon at his home state of Adamawa tomorrow after dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC, party, Today.
Atiku will receive the PDP membership card at his Jada ward in Adamawa State.
Thousands of his loyalists have equally dumped APC and are waiting for his official declaration to have rejoined PDP.
Mr. Atiku had dumped PDP, his original party, in 2013 and joined APC in 2014 after APC chiefs met and pleaded with him to join them.
They had told him PDP was no longer working because PDP was then rocked with many internal crisis of leadership.
However, after over three years in APC, Mr. Abubakar, Friday, dumped APC saying the party had failed the nation.
He had equally accused the APC of instituting a draconian regime that has continued to clamp down on democracy in the country.
Atiku announced his resignation from the APC saying that “the party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people. How can we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth.”
A member of Atiku’s political group in the state who spoke under anonymity disclosed that thousands of supporters had been mobilised from the 21 local areas in the state.
”Twenty buses have been allocated to each local government area for the event; the buses will convey supporters to Yola,” he said.
The former APC presidential aspirant is expected to arrive Yola today in preparation for his decamping to the PDP.
Alhaji Lawan Uba, the Director of Mobilization of Atiku Support Group said it was true Atiku would leave the APC on Saturday.
“We’ve cleared the terrain and Atiku will come to the PDP tomorrow; this is certain unless there is last minute change because already many people from Abuja and other places are in Yola ahead of the formal event even though the elaborate ceremony will come up later,” he said.
“Atiku has no business in APC, he has been betrayed and he would definitely come to PDP and make the desired impact of changing the lives of Nigerians,” he also said.