From Umar Dankano,Yola.
A Yola based group, known as Pen Buhari Support Group, in Adamawa State, has declared that the recent exit of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from All progressives Congress, APC, to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was for good to the party.
The group said since party’s presidential primaries in 2015 where Atiku failed woefully, he has stopped identifying with the party; noting that his checking out is a blessing in disguise.
Spokesman of the group, Bappah Waziri told a press conference in Yola on Wednesday that the former Vice President ‘s political profile indicated that he has been building himself and not representing the interest of the masses.
According to him, when Atiku Abubakar was Vice President between 1999 and 2007, he had no developmental projects to show the people that were commensurate with his former position.
“When Atiku Abubakar joined the APC in 2014, he was after the presidential ticket of the party; and when he did not get, he ended up playing hanky panky in the party.
“Even after Atiku’s defection to the APC in 2014,we all knew that he was an agent of the PDP. So his defection now was expected; and there is no surprise thing about the whole drama,” the Buhari Support Group spokesman added.
The group also accused the former Vice President of building his personal empire and doing nothing to impact on the lives of ordinary Nigerians, especially the people of Adamawa State his immediate constituency.
The group also accused the former Vice President of abandoning the Yola –Gombe road, Yola-Mubi and that of Mayobelwa to Ganye, which have all now become death traps.
According to the group, the likes of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar have nothing to offer the country politically, and will not constitute a threat to President Muhammad Buhari, come 2019 general elections.
Bappah Waziri maintained that Atiku has never won election in his ward since leaving office, and described him as a political burden to his new party, the PDP.