A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday gave Nigerians a weekend gift to talk about.

He announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress and that broke the internet in Nigeria.

Several people took to Twitter to make comments on the issue, even though Atiku has become silent on the social network.

No tweets were made by the man, who has of recent falling in love with Twitter.

His resignation is seen as a loss to the party, as his loyalists will be preparing to leave too.

However, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has said his resignation will not affect the ruling party at all.

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Another twist to the whole issue was announced by a former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri, who took to Twitter making a claim about a committee that was set up by the presidency to look at the minimum wage of Nigerian workers.

He wrote: "On the same day that @Atiku resigned from the APC, President Buhari sets up a committee to increase the minimum wage.

"Coincidence or signs that the President is jittery over his impending 2019 defeat and wants to bribe Nigerians with a salary increase"?

'Serial Defector'

Atiku had said the APC had lost focus and failed to deliver on the promises made to the people during campaigns in 2015.

But Governor El-Rufai described Atiku as a serial defector and presidential aspirant who may have become less popular each time he crosses from one party to another.

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El-Rufai also claims no governor will leave the party and accompany Atiku in his search for a presidential ticket.

It is 448 days left for the 2019 general election and the stage is getting set.

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