Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem, 31, Activist
The defection of Atiku Abubakar to PDP will be of great help to both parties based on the following reasons: It will reposition PDP as the main opposition political party in Nigeria and continue engagement of the present administration. With Abubakar in PDP, it has further exposed the inability of the ruling party to carry all card carrying members along. His defection will further expose some rot in APC to the general public. Also, his defection will cause more damage than good, because Abubakar has his own committed followers, by so doing the ruling party has lost some percentage of their followers, both home and abroad. He will base all his defection reasons on the inability of the ruling party to fulfil her campaign promises with a lot of evidences, being a privileged member of the inner circle.
Lack of internal democracy is one of the major reasons for his defection from APC. He is one of those that helped in the APC winning the 2015 general elections in terms of resources and other factors. So, the APC has lost a huge resource and other factors that can help them win the 2019 general elections. APC is not a political party, they are a coalition of different political interests whose quest for power forcefully brought them together and yet they refuse to ensure the protection of all stakeholders.