On Friday, Nigerians woke up to the news that the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has quitted the All Progressives Congress.
The news came as a surprise to many Nigerians considering that, before now, Atiku dumped Peoples Democratic Party, the party he whose platform gave him the vice presidentship position along with Cheif Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 through 2007.
Many commentators believe he has made the right move and he deserves to be applauded while many others believe he made the move out of sheer selfishness and should be denounced. Some others are indifferent and even find it hilarious.
Here are some of the comments from social media
Atiku formally resigns from APC, even the blind could see that coming
— adedandy (@adedandy) November 24, 2017
These grandpas ain’t honest
— ‘Tunde Badru (@Bambad) November 24, 2017
@APCNigeria VP Atiku has left APC, hope this isn’t the beginning of the end of broom that’s getting thinner and thinner due to ineffective administration
— Dele Ajayi (@deleaj2) November 24, 2017
From PDP👉 to ACN back to PDP👈, 👉PDM, 👉APC and going back to where?🚶🚶🚶what a legend? I think Atiku deserve minister of transportation 😁😁😁😁
— Olayinka Samuel (@_olayinka) November 24, 2017
— Nigeria Gatekeeper.. (@SundayOs) November 24, 2017
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) November 24, 2017
It’s only God that will judge the marabout that told Atiku this Presidency thing na him birthright oh because that is the only explanation
— Abike (@Jollz) November 24, 2017
I congratulate @Atiku for leaving the APC. It took courage especially as he has wide business investments that are already targets and could be further targeted. I, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, now appeal to Waziri Adamawa, to return to the house he helped build, the PDP.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) November 24, 2017
It’s going to be a very busy transfer window.
Obanikoro has moved for a record breaking fee
Atiku is returning to his boyhood club. https://t.co/g6M4ig2cPZ
— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) November 24, 2017
How can @atiku re-decamp to PDP be a news
Is it not normal for molue to leave Oshodi to Agege and return to Oshodi?
— #ChangeHasCome (@ChangeHasComee) November 24, 2017
When EFCC hears Atiku has resigned from APC pic.twitter.com/GlDrFBWk1B
— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) November 24, 2017
In everything @atiku wrote in that party resignation letter it’s the “God” part that struck me the most.
How these people easily mention God and at the same time rape His people is what intrigues me.
And this same God will soon tell him to go back to PDP
— SoulJah (@jeffphilips1) November 24, 2017
Nigerian political party transfer Window is opened.
APC signed Obanikoro
PDP signed Atiku
More transfers coming.
— God’s own Kid🇳🇬 (@IAmChrismike) November 24, 2017
The man irresponsibly conspired to put Buhari in power. However if the choice is between Atiku and Buhari for 2019, I’ll choose Atiku. https://t.co/3p5avpmIHv
— Gege (@nigeriasbest) November 24, 2017
Atiku to PDP, Obanikoro to APC. But your favourite analysts are still swearing by political parties.
Abeg, don’t let anyone deceive you with ‘choose a side’ rhetoric in 2019. The only real demarcation is between ordinary Nigerians and the political class.
— AYO SOGUNRO (@ayosogunro) November 24, 2017
Dear Atiku, despite Baba’s warning to u about 2019 via INTELS, u still did your habitual political jorojarajoro. U leave Baba no choice. All flights to Russia from Nigeria in 2018 must be routed thru Alaska on US soil. Politics is the father of geography…
— Pius Adesanmi (@pius_adesanmi) November 24, 2017
People who hailed @atiku when he decamped to APC before are saying he decamps too much today. 😊
— Igala_Alan_Shore (@i_am_Anomeli) November 24, 2017