Atiku Loyalist Groups Dump APC for Jonathan

Despite recent comments by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that he remains loyal and committed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), a total of 120 groups loyal to the former vice president have dumped the APC and defected to the campaign team of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Uche Secondus, deputy national chairman of PDP, received the groups at a reception organised at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, to herald their migration to the president’s camp.

It would be recalled that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state had recently alleged that some prominent members of the APC most notably Atiku had abandoned General Buhari and his campaign.

Earlier on Monday, Jonathan had visited Atiku at his home in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, in a move believed to be in furtherance of efforts to win his support and that of his loyalists.

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