President Muhammadu Buhari’s chances at the 2019 elections has suffered a huge set back as 60 youth support groups of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Alhaji Jibrila Gazama have dumped the party and pitched tent with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, whose ambition received a big boost.
Gazama who spoke on behalf of the groups, explained that they are in total support of the candidacy of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar for the presidential elections coming up next February.
They gave reasons why they dumped the APC to include what they called the clear and continued policy of divide and rule; lack of security and safety of lives and property in Northern Nigeria.
They further said that they were swayed and encouraged to leave APC and move to the PDP and support Atiku Abubakar because it has become the norm nationwide, especially among young people and women to seek alignment with him so that Nigeria can work again under Atiku’s leadership.
They said they were impressed with Atiku Abubakar’s recent programme launch which specifically addressed the problems of Nigeria and the immediate and long term measures he will take to build a sustainable Nigeria.
National youth leader of the PDP, Amb Aliyu Bin Abbas who spoke on behalf of the party and Atiku Abubakar, welcomed them with “open hearts and hands.”