‘Atiku Is Desperate To Be President,’ Says Buhari’s Aide
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has condemned the recent defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ojudu, who appeared on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme described the former vice-president as a serial defector, who is desperate with his presidential ambition.
“Atiku’s defection is not surprising. During the meeting of the G-19, the Legacy Group that formed the APC, Atiku was there. We laid our programmes as a government before the party leaders and asked for their contributions. He was the only person who refused to talk,” he said.
“The second time the meeting was called, Atiku did not attend. We knew that he would leave. Each time he wants to leave a house, he demolishes the house.
“Though it will be stupid to dismiss his weight, he is an asset to an extent that he stays there. His goal is to become president. If he cannot get the ticket, he will leave.
“Atiku is playing his last card. He is desperate to be president. If President Buhari gets a second term, he knows that the presidency will go to another region. Before it goes back to the north, it may take years and he would have become old.
“What were the contributions of Atiku to APC’s efforts to rebuild Nigeria? What has he done in Adamawa to solve the problem of unemployment? What agenda for youths did he take to the president that was rejected?”