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Atiku Abubakar dumps APC, says APC is dying

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APC is a dying party – Atiku Abubakar

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC). In
a statement personally signed by him on Friday, November 24, 2017,
Atiku accused the APC of “instituting a regime of a draconian clampdown
on all forms of democracy” within the party and the government it
produced.

Atiku decried APC’s neglect of the youths by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The former vice president said APC is a ‘dying.’
The statement reads in full:
“On
the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives
Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join
their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become
factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31, 2013.

“The
fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party on August 31, 2013
had left me in a situation where I was, with several other loyal party
members, in limbo, not knowing which of the parallel executives of the
party was the legitimate leadership.

“It
was under this cloud that members of the APC made the appeal to me to
join their party, 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 and with the assurance that the vision other
founding fathers and I had for the PDP could be actualized through the
All Progressives Congress.

“It was on the basis of this
invitation and the assurances made to me that I, being party-less at
that time, due to the fractionalization of my party, accepted on
February 2, 2014, the hand of fellowship given to me by the All
Progressives Congress.

“On that day, I said “it is the struggle
for democracy and constitutionalism and service to my country and my
people that are driving my choice and my decision” to accept the
invitation to join the All Progressives Congress.

“Like you, I
said that because I believed that we had finally seen the beginnings of
the rebirth of the new Nigeria of our dreams which would work for all of
us, old and young.

“However, events of the intervening years have shown that like any other human and like many other Nigerians, I was fallible.



“While
other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and
unconstitutionality that led to fractionalization, the All Progressives
Congress has adopted those same practices and even gone beyond them to
institute a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy
within the party and the government it produced.

“Only last year,
a governor produced by the party wrote a secret memorandum to the
president which ended up being leaked. In that memo,  he admitted that
the All Progressives Congress had “not only failed to manage
expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has
failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance”.

“Of the
party itself, that same governor said ‘Mr. President, Sir Your
relationship with the national leadership of the party, both the formal
(NWC) and informal (Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Musa
Kwankwaso), and former Governors of ANPP, PDP (that joined us) and ACN,
is perceived by most observers to be at best frosty. Many of them are
aggrieved due to what they consider total absence of consultations with
them on your part and those you have assigned such duties.’

“Since
that memorandum was written up until today, nothing has been done to
reverse the treatment meted out to those of us invited to join the All
Progressives Congress on the strength of a promise that has proven to be
false. If anything, those behaviours have actually worsened.

“But
more importantly, the party we put in place has failed and continues to
fail our people, especially our young people. How can we have a federal
cabinet without even one single youth.

“A party that does not take the youth into account is a dying party. The future belongs to young 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?

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“Be that as it may be, after due consultation with my God, my family, my supporters and the Nigerian people whom I meet in all walks of life, I, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, hereby tender my resignation from the All Progressives Congress while I take time to ponder my future.”

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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