27 November 2017
By Ugonnabo Ngwu
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sympathised with the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the exit of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from the party.
At the inauguration of a 30-member new minimum wage committee while making routine greetings before his speech, the President turned to Oyegun, and said “accept my sympathy for losing a senior member of your party”.
Although he did not mention a name, it was obvious that the President was referring to Atiku who announced his resignation from the APC on Friday.
The former Vice President had last week announced that he was resigning because of the party’s failure to fulfill its promises to Nigerians.
In his resignation letter addressed to the ward chairman of the APC in Jada 1, Jada Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Atiku said he left the APC because he could not “reconcile” himself with the ruling party’s dismal performance.