OYOGist.com has learned that Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria has reportedly said that his party, the People’s Democratic Party, offers Nigerians the best chance to have a better country and enjoy the dividends of democracy.
He said that Nigeria’s main opposition party is the “best friend” the country can have and urged the masses to keep their confidence because they have the nation’s best interests at heart.
The PDP’s presidential candidate in the 2019 parliamentary elections stated this in two tweeets on Monday.
“The Peoples Democratic Party is the best friend Nigeria can have. Every geopolitical area deserves a political party that believes in Nigeria, not a party that believes otherwise,” he said.
The PDP controlled the federal government for 16 years between 1999 and 2015, until it was defeated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) five years ago and was defeated again in 2019.
Although Atiku was vice-president of the PDP from 1999 to 2007, he has resigned from the party twice since then, and was a member of the APC when the party was defeated the first time.
However, he returned to the party in 2018 and won his ticket to the 2019 presidential elections, which he lost to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.