Atiku who made the statement on Saturday in Yola, Adamawa State, at an event where prominent APC stalwarts defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, also urged Nigerians to reject the APC.
He called on APC members to leave the party because of what he described as its woeful performance, saying mass defection from the party signalled the coming interment of the APC.
Atiku said, “We have done a big mistake before by floating a party called the APC. But from today, I am calling on you the Adamawa people to leave your parties and join the PDP because it is the future and the masses, party. APC is Nigeria’s biggest mistake.
“It was PDP that gave back life to Adamawa State after it was slayed by the APC, ushering the state into her present state of infrastructural development.
“Our schools are now better and our health institutions are in superb shape. I pray that this event will mark the beginning of the internment of the APC.”
During the event, prominent ex-members of APC, including a former secretary to Adamawa State Government, Kobis Thimnu; Chief Daniel Bwala; Sali Bodes; Umar Bello; Nedo Geofrey and Philip Gutuwa were received by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri into the PDP.