With few months left before political activities to gather steam towards the 2019 elections, members of the Atiku Support Group (ASG) nationwide have decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Director-General Atiku Support Group (ASG), Honorable Mark Wosi, disclosed that the change was inevitable as a result of the irregularities going on in the APC from the state to the national level.
According to him, “APC is not focused; they promised change and an all-inclusive government but what is being obtainable is different; as a group, we felt we are not being carried along.”
Wosi maintained that the group has decided to go back to the PDP in order to “change the change. I am highly disappointed in the APC. I expected mature, coordinated politics from the ruling party, but I am disappointed,” he said.
He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari is not a good leader.
“Buhari is telling people he is fighting corruption, while he is surrounded by the corruption he is claiming to fight. Nigerians are beginning to doubt his integrity, he should be serious at his age,” Wosi said.
The DG added that, “it is very unfortunate that Nigeria’s hope has been dashed; if things continue like this, we are doomed,” he concluded.
On the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s position on the decamping to PDP, Wosi said that “as a group, the ASG cannot speak for Atiku, but as his supporters, we are calling on him to come and contest on the platform of the PDP, a party which he was among the founding fathers.
“Politics is a game of numbers, the ASG is spread across the country with a large number of members and supporters. I believe our large number and sincerity of purpose can persuade Atiku to come back to the PDP.”
The DG disclosed that 2019 is going to be a very wonderful year politically, as there is going to be a contest between two prominent Northerners; Buhari and Atiku, with the southern part of the country throwing her weight behind Atiku and the North sharing her votes between the two, while Atiku will lead with 65%.
He, therefore, called upon all members and supporters of the ASG to be patient, embrace peace and spread awareness about the group.