Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has dismissed rumours that he is about to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying the opposition party is his final bus-stop in politics.
In a statement released by his media office today obtained by Daily Trust, Atiku said that the demands of today’s cannot afford him the luxury of a vacation from politics.
He said: “You know, it’s funny how some people put politics and vacation in the same sentence. Let me assure you: politics is a serious business, it is hard work, and for me at least, it is more than a full time job. I really don’t know how you can seriously think of taking a vacation, in a country like ours, with the politics we have.
“I did that when we built the great assemblage of the finest men and women under the umbrella of the PDP to get rid of the generals; I did that when I left and returned to the PDP, and I did that when I helped to turn the APC into a serious opposition party.
“When I toured our country, and listened to the hopes, fears, and expectations of Nigerians from all walks of life, I said the APC is the final bus stop, and that it is the end of the line. Because it is, for me.”
“So some say I’m a PDP man to the core. I’m asking you, what does this even mean? what is the PDP?” he asked.
“You know where I stand: I want a competitive democracy, true federalism, a government that creates conditions for people and business to thrive, and keeps out of business and people’s lives, and I want a country that is united and proud of its diversity,” he noted.