APC's polarization policy threat to Nigeria's unity - Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar

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Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has said he is open to reconciliation with his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, in pursuit of his ambition of becoming President in 2019.

On his arrival in Yola, Adamawa State last Friday, the former vice-president met with the state executive and some local government chairmen of the PDP, during which he intimated them of his resignation from the APC.

The former vice-president was one of those who contested the party's presidential ticket ahead of the 2015 general elections and lost to Buhari.

He spoke in reaction to the advice given by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, who is an ardent supporter of the President, told reporters at the presidential villa that the former Vice President poses no threat to the reelection bid of Buhari.

Also, during a session for group photograph with members of the committee, Mr. Buhari joked with the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, by wondering how the governor was not "properly dressed" as opposed to his counterpart from Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.

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Jonathan had, in an interview, described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as "the boss of bosses".

In his letter of resignation, he did not state clearly if he was returning to the PDP.

"I am resigning from a party we formed and worked so hard, with fellow compatriots across the country, to place in government".

"With Atiku, the party will carry more weight and more people will come back". Let me emphasize again that this is not about me.

During the weekend, he held a series of meetings with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).