Atiku Reacts to Report of His Alleged Plan to Dump PDP, Blasts Tinubu

Atiku Reacts to Report of His Alleged Plan to Dump PDP, Blasts Tinubu

  • Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the report of his alleged plan to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Atiku declared his unwavering loyalty to the PDP while advocating the merger of opposition parties to challenge President Bola Tinubu and the APC
  • He said the report of dumping the main opposition party is a fabricated story that is pure mischief and devoid of truth journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has rubbished reports of his alleged plan to dump the opposition party.

The former vice president said the report was pure mischief and devoid of truth.

Atiku reacts to alleged plan to dump PDP to challenge Tinubu in 2027
Atiku says the report of him planning to dump PDP is pure mischief Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar/Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

Atiku stated this via his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) @atiku, on Tuesday, March 12.

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“I reaffirm my unwavering loyalty to the PDP while advocating the swift merger of opposition parties. The urgency of this consolidation cannot be overstated.”

He accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of fabricating the story through The Nation newspaper.

“Tinubu's relentless pursuit of personal agendas at the expense of national governance is glaring. His myopic focus on 2027 betrays a disregard for the pressing needs of the populace.”

Atiku to dump PDP, form mega party earlier reported that Atiku and other opposition figures in Nigeria are reportedly planning to form a new party to tackle the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2027 general election. According to sources, Atiku has set in motion the machinery for the proposed party in collaboration with some members of the National Assembly.

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It was learnt that Atiku’s camp was wary of the disunity in the leading opposition party, thinking that should it persist till 2027, the PDP may not be able to wrest power from the ruling APC led by President Tinubu and Abdullahi Ganduje.

A source said the former vice president has been consulting with the ex-Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, who contested for the Senate presidency and lost to Senator Godswill Akpabio. The Northern Senators Forum (NSF) chairman, Abdul Ningi, may have also been recruited to serve as a foot soldier in the Senate to actualise the plan.


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via

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