-Oyegun says APC not happy with Atiku Abubakar’s decision to dump APC for PDP.
-He however stated his decision did not come as a surprise to him or other party leaders.
Age forced Atiku to return to the PDP in order to contest 2019 presidential election.
National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigwe Oyegun, has revelaed that the decision of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to dump the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) did not come to him or the party leadership as a surprise.
According to him, there were already signs of imminent depature of the former vice president long before he made his move.
“All I can say is that I am totally amazed at the song and dance that the press is making of the departure of the former vice president, Atiku. We are not happy losing anybody, certainly not anybody of his status.
‘’But why are people surprised that he left?
“I can’t understand it. More than 12, 18 months ago, it was clear that he would leave. The only doubt was when and how?
“For Vice President Atiku, at his age, it is either now or never because if President Buhari serves another, that will be eight years. Convention will have it that the Presidency may go south.
‘’That’s another eight years. So, game over for Vice President Atiku. It is either now he make this last throw of the dice or he will permanently forget the Presidency. So, it is something we knew has been coming.
“The Bennis say a pebble you see coming towards you shouldn’t blind you. So, why are we surprised?”
Recall Atiku Abubakar in a live Facebook video on Sunday, announced his decision to formally return to the Peoples Democratic Party.