Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed the Nigerian people.
Atiku, who made this known on Sunday in a Facebook live video, also announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I want to let you know that I am returning home to the PDP as the issues that led me to leave it have now been resolved and it is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people, and especially our young people, down,” he said.
The vice president also said in the video that although he was part of the founding fathers of the PDP, he left the party when he believed it was no longer aligned to the principles of equity, democracy, and social justice.
He added that after the PDP had resolved the issues which made him exit the party, he has decided to return home as the APC had failed to effect the change it promised Nigerians.
“I joined the APC as I had hoped it would be the new force that would help improve life for our people and I was excited about the party’s manifesto to create three million new jobs a year.
“The result has not been the change people had been promised or voted for as, in the last two years, almost three million Nigerians have lost their jobs.
Atiku said; “And today with a record 25% of people aged 18-25 unemployed, I can see how difficult it is for our youths to find a job. The key to creating jobs is a strong economy and that is what we are currently lacking,”