Former key ally of Nigeria's Buhari joins opposition party

BREAKING Atiku Dumps APC Says “Party Has Failed Nigerians”

Atiku was quoted to have earlier said he is sure of defeating President Muhammadu Buhari "this time", in reference to the 2019 presidential election.

Jos - Plateau governor Simon Lalong, a close associate of former vice president Atiku Abubakar, says he is not perturbed by the later's resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In Sunday's statement, Abubakar criticized the APC for letting down the Nigerian people by failing to create a strong economy and jobs, especially for the young, with one quarter of 18-25 year olds unemployed.

"I urge all former PDP faithful who left for various reasons as well as other progressive-minded Nigerians to emulate Alhaji Atiku".

Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, announced Sunday that he had rejoined the country's main opposition party, the latest sign he aims to run for the presidency in 2019. People are in APC for different reasons. In the last two years, nearly 3 million Nigerians have lost their jobs.

Francis Ngannou Knocks Alistair Overeem Stiff (UFC 218 Results)
The heavy handed fighter faced an experienced wrestler in Curtis Blaydes, and earned a win. If you blinked during UFC 218's co-main event in Detroit on Saturday, you missed it.

On the other hand, Buhari has always been accused of holding extreme religious views, and the allegations seemed to get to a head in 2001, when he declared his commitment to the Islamic doctrine of Shari'a and, reportedly, called on Muslims to only vote for their fellow Muslims during elections. I have thought of it. President Buhari is not competing with him at the moment, what he's trying to do is to put President Buhari out of the good work he's doing and to come to wallow in the mud with him. So without jobs there is no future for you or for Nigeria. "The President also knows that the ban on politics has not been lifted; so, he is not going to come out to wallow in the mud of 'he said, she said", Onochie said.

In APC, he failed again to realise his presidential ambition as he was defeated in the primaries by Muhammadu Buhari who went on to win the 2015 presidential election.

Atiku resigned from the APC about two weeks ago and it was believed that he was headed for the PDP, the platform on which he was elected the vice president on Nigeria's return to democracy in 1999.

On December 20, 2006, he emerged the presidential candidate of now-defunct Action Congress after falling out with the leadership of the PDP.

The former vice president joined the APC in February 2014 and remained in the party until his exit on November 24, 2017.

Related News:

  • Britney Spears posts series of weird  birthday videos

    Britney Spears posts series of weird birthday videos

    At the weekend Britney Spears will celebrate 36th birthday, and I think we already know who she will celebrate. In an Instagram post, the personal trainer says, "Happy birthday, baby", and Spears responds, "Thank you!"
    Pamela Anderson Will Not Apologize for Alleged Victim Blaming

    Pamela Anderson Will Not Apologize for Alleged Victim Blaming

    My position isn't "hazardous" in light of the fact that I doesn't fall in accordance with the regular group or pattern. Refer people to my blog and long standing commitment to defending the vulnerable. "I am also an advocate for men".
    SEC Championship Game Prediction Georgia-Auburn

    SEC Championship Game Prediction Georgia-Auburn

    For just the seventh time in the 26-year history of the SEC championship game, the teams also met during the regular season. Georgia needs to establish the running game with Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to avoid putting too much pressure on Fromm.
  • North Korea lambasts US-South joint military drill

    North Korea lambasts US-South joint military drill

    Graham, a foreign policy hawk, said he has had extensive discussions with the Trump administration about the situation. Beijing has backed a slew of sanctions that include bans on imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and seafood.
    Ali spoils Cotto's farewell battle with resolution win

    Ali spoils Cotto's farewell battle with resolution win

    Willing to fight the best. "I have been training since I was 8 years old, and I am glad I got this win at MSG, in my hometown". Ali looked confident and loose from the opening bell, showing quick hands and constantly bouncing around the ring.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation  official removed from probe for anti-Donald Trump remarks

    Federal Bureau of Investigation official removed from probe for anti-Donald Trump remarks

    Newsweek could not reach Strzok or Page through the Federal Bureau of Investigation press office on Saturday. The Post reported it "has repeatedly sought comment from Strzok and Page, but got no response".
  • Big 10 Championship Stats, Odds and Picks Wisconsin vs

    Big 10 Championship Stats, Odds and Picks Wisconsin vs

    The last time Dobbins played a game in IN, he rushed for freshman game record of 181 yards in a rout over the Hoosiers. Two Big Ten teams coming off road wins over storied rivals will now face off in Indianapolis for the conference title.
    Get local help with your Google Assistant

    Get local help with your Google Assistant

    The eBay listing says there is only a limited quantity of the triple pack viable, so make sure you snap one up before they all go. Depending on which music you are playing, or your luck, your Google Home Mini might crash and reboot unceremoniously.
    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight

    Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.
  • AC Milan coach Gattuso on Benevento shock: These players do care

    AC Milan coach Gattuso on Benevento shock: These players do care

    Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli acted purely on instinct as he scored a memorable equaliser against AC Milan on Sunday. Milan had led through Giacomo Bonaventura before George Puscas equalised, with Nikola Kalinic restoring the lead for Milan.

    Donaldson Capital Management Boosted Its Enbridge (ENB) Position; Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management

    The stock of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) has "Underweight" rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:ORLY) earned "Hold" rating by Robert W.
    Rising trend of casino apps

    Rising trend of casino apps

    For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.


Most liked

Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory
If they want to listen to me then I will do it. "It's not a problem". "I can only encourage him to carry on on this path". Never in my career, on or off the pitch, was I disrespectful about what they believe they have to do to beat me.

Smith wins two-man playoff at Australian PGA Championship
The 24-year-old had taken a one-shot lead at 19-under heading into the final hole after a birdie on 17. I knew I was playing well, I knew I was putting well.

I have seen unprecedented support for BJP in Gujarat: PM Modi
BJP changed this, not only in Bharuch but all over Gujarat", he said. Media had to ask Indira Ji before publishing something.

Bigg Boss 11: Will Bandgi leave Puneesh tonight?
Vikas Gupta definitely came across as one of the most controversial contestants inside the Bigg Boss 11 house. According to a Bollywoodlife.com report, Bandgi is in her Mumbai after her eviction from the show.

Lou Williams scores 20 points as Clippers lose to Jazz
"He was being a fairweather ass fan", Rivers explained, during post-game comments obtained by Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points . Rivers described the fan and his disloyal behavior with this statement.

United Kingdom reeling as Trump upbraids Might in anti-Muslim tweet row
The invitation was accepted - but privately few in government expect it to take place in the foreseeable future. He added: "My job and the president's job is to protect Americans".

Pelicans star injures groin, likely out Sunday (AEDT)
Minnesota responded by finishing the half on a 17-6 run to take a 62-49 lead into the halftime locker room. It's possible Davis previously injured himself on this play, though.

Chiefs Jets Week 13 score, highlights
Peters' actions came after the Chiefs were called for defensive holding on a two-point conversion attempt by the New York Jets . It took him less than five minutes to throw two touchdown passes, or one more than he'd thrown in the last two games combined.

How Analysts Rated QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) Last Week?
Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of QUALCOMM from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Nwq Investment Management Company Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.76% in EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT).

Georgia, Alabama make four-team playoff
They went on the road to beat rival SC 34-10 on November 25 and then beat Miami 38-3 in the ACC championship game on Saturday. Move forward and get around people you care about - your family and teammates".

Defense Ministry: North's Hwasong-15 Assessed to be ICBM-Grade
Charles, Mo., on November 29, President Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Little Rocket Man" and "sick puppy". The claim was not proven and experts have cast doubt on the country's ability to master such technology.

Giants may be sparing Manning from punishment
Ben McAdoo said Friday that he has " no regrets " about the way things have played out with Manning. There's a real possibility that Manning will be in a different uniform next season.

300 fossilised pterosaur eggs found
About 215 eggs of the pterosaur , which flew and have jagged teeth, were found in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China . None of the embryos are complete, the paper states, and the scientists used computed tomography scanning to view what was inside.

Harley Quinn solo movie still in development
Word is Gavin O'Connor's Suicide Squad 2 will be the next to enter production early next year , so stay tuned. Margot Robbie struts her way out of her hotel on Thursday night (November 30) in New York City.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.