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Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar has returned to former Nigerian ruling party, the People's Democratic Party, less than two weeks after he resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The former Vice President said his return to PDP was due to failure of the ruling party to honour the promise that it would create three million jobs per year in its manifesto.

"And President Buhari is very busy trying to fix the damage that PDP did for 16 years to this nation, he is busy with the job of governance and trying to ease the pains that Nigerians have been going through over the past 16 to 17 years".

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's official rejoining of the party as a "welcome development".

He was also elected a Senator on the platform of the Congress For Progressive Change, CPC, in 2011.

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On whether Atiku's exit from the APC has any effect on Buhari, she said: "The president is not perturbed at all, he is not moved in any way". People are in APC for different reasons. "By any law or the party's guidelines, I'm not excluded", he said, in spite of speculation that Atiku is gunning for the party's presidential ticket.

Although Abubakar has not yet declared his candidacy, analysts expect he will challenge President Muhammadu Buhari for the presidency.

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"Only a year ago, a governor produced by the party wrote a secret memorandum to the president which ended up being leaked".

"So today, I want to let you know that I am returning home to the PDP, as the issues that led me to leave it have now been resolved and it is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people and especially, the young people down".

Atiku was said to have made the allegation in an interview published Saturday.

"Whatever was promised has not been delivered", he said, adding that young citizens were disgruntled with the current administration.

'Everyday, we encourage our young people to become entrepreneurs. How can we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth?

The former vice president and Lalong had been very close friends in the PDP before moving to the APC, making pundits to list Lalong among governors Atiku had boasted would soon join him in his new political fold. "Can you blame us for wanting to put a speedy end to the sufferings of the masses of our people?"

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