Tunde Ajibulu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said while the ruling party will not be happy that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has left the party, there is nothing the party can do to stop him from deciding where to pitch his tent politically.
Reacting to Atiku’s departure from the APC on Friday, Ajibulu said though the party will miss theWaziri Adamawa as Atiku is fondly called, the party will soldier on and get stronger.
“People make countries, organisations and political parties.
“I am sure the APC would not want anybody in party to leave its fold if possible because it is always sad when people leave especially people of the caliber of the former vice president Abubakar Atiku.
“But it is his right and prerogative to leave. These things happen in a dynamic democracy.
“The famous Nigerian saying ‘soldier go, soldier come, barracks go always remain’ applies in this case. The APC will absorb this, soldier on and get stronger, and will wish Abubakar Atiku good luck in his future endeavours,” he said.