TRENDING: Nigerians react to Atiku’s exit from APC

Former Vice President and chieftain of APC, Atiku Abubakar and President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari at an APC Stakeholders' Meeting in Yola, Adamawa State
Former Vice President and chieftain of APC, Atiku Abubakar and President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari at an APC Stakeholders' Meeting in Yola, Adamawa State

Nigerians on Twitter are currently reacting to the news of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku’s exit from the All Progressive Congress, APC.

In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, Mr. Abubakar gave reasons for his action.

He stated that the split of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, into factions served as the major reason for his exit from the then ruling party.

In his defence, he said that his acceptance into the APC was because wanted to help alleviate the sufferings of the people.

“I admit that I and others who accepted the invitation to join the APC were eager to make positive changes for our country that we fell for a mirage. Can you blame us for wanting to put a speedy end to the sufferings of the masses of our people?” he said.

Nigerians have however decided to take to social media to share their diverse sentiments on this.

While some saw this as an inevitable move, other are still quite sceptical.

Read reactions below:


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    THE people of Uwheru community in Ughelli North Local Government area of Delta State have appealed to Delta State and Federal Governments to come to their aid over an oil spill that is currently ravaging their community. The spill which occurred on a pipeline linking the Evwerni Well 8 & 9, was reportedly noticed by residents of Egbo quarters of the community on October 29. Umukoro (A representative of the community) explained; “Suspecting equipment failure, we contacted the company and they promised to do the needful but till date they are yet to and the spill is doing more damage to other adjourning farmlands in the area.”

    On the extent of damage by the spill, another community leader, Boggie Ogbe said: “At the moment, the livelihood of the community which is fishing and farming is in jeopardy because the spill which is on the stream in the community, has damaged aquatic life and is fast spreading to other areas.”

    All Brigadier Buhari cares about is the money from the Niger Delta and giving orders to Army to harass, rape, kill and molest civilians and protect the foreign oil company staff and not about the people who own the oil wealth. When there was oil spill at the Gulf of Mexico in US, President Obama personally visited and engaged Shell BP and the company had no choice but to clean up 100% and pay compensation. But in Nigeria Imam OLODO aka brainless and certificate forger does nothing. Niger Delta AVENGERS please and please come to our aid. We beg of you.

  • Mr. Abdin

    I politics, interest always come first.