The revelation emerged over the weekend that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar resigned his membership from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on October 18, 2017.
Atiku had in a letter to the chairman of the APC in his Jada 1 Ward, Jada in Adamawa state, dated October 18 and which was personally signed by him announced his retirement.
He stated in the letter that he was hopeful that very soon a number of APC stalwarts would join him to defeat impunity in Nigeria and restore hope.
The letter obtained by NewsBreak reads:
“I wish to inform you of my decision to resign my membership or the All Progressives Congress (APC) in this ward with effect from the date of this letter.
“I am resigning from a Party we formed and worked so hard, with fellow compatriots across the country. to place in government. I had hope that the APC government will make improvements to the lives of our people and the continued existence and development of Nigeria as one indivisible nation. This hope has now been dashed.
“l am unable to reconcile myself with the dismal performance or the Party In government, especially in relation to the continued polarization of our people along ethnic and religious lines, which is threatening our unity more than any other time in the recent past and the unbearable hardship that our people are currently undergoing.
“As I said in 2006, it is the struggle for democracy, constitutionalism, and service to my country and my people that are driving my choice. Let me emphasize, again, that this is not about me. We have to have a country before people can aspire to lead It
“While wishing you well, let me express the hope that in the near future, a substantial number of you will join forces with us too, once again, defeat impunity, and restore vision and purpose to the politics of our great country.
“Please accept the assurances of my highest regards.”
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