Former Nigerian Vice president from 1999-2007, Atiku Abubakar, who served under the reign of Goodluck Jonathan has resigned officially from the All Progressives Congress political party (APC).

This was confirmed in a personally signed letter on Friday (today), with reasons for dumping the party but sis not state if he is defecting to another party.

Part of his statement read;

‘On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja who came to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become fictionalized.’

‘The appeal for me to join APC came with the promise that the injustices and failure to abide by its own constitution which had dogged the then PDP, would not be replicated in the APC, with the assurance that the vision other founding fathers and I had for the PDP could be actualized in APC.’

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It was the struggle for constitutionalism, democracy and service to my dear country and my beloved people that drove my choice and my decision to accept the invitation to join the APC.’

‘However, events of the intervening years have shown that like any other human and like many other Nigerians, I was fallible to have accepted to join the party…..

‘But the party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our dear people of Nigeria, especially our young people. How is it possible that we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth in place. Any political party that does not take the youth into consideration in leadership is a dying party, because the future belongs to young people.’