By Shola Akingboye, 8 August, 2022
Fatuhu Muhammad, a member representing Daura/Sandamu/Maiadua Federal Constituency, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, after a meeting with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Mr Muhammad, who is President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, had on May 28 lost the APC primaries for the same seat to Aminu Jamu in a disputed two-horse race.
In a letter addressed to the APC chairman of Sarkin Yara ‘A’ Ward, Daura, the lawmaker thanked the APC for allowing him to serve his people.
“This is to notify you that I have resigned my membership from the All Progressives
Congress (APC) with immediate effect commencing from Wednesday the 13th day of
July 2022. Attached herewith is my Party Membership Registration slip with slip No.
“While I thank you and the Party for the opportunity given to me to serve the interest
of the people of Daura/ Sandamu/ Mai ‘Adua Federal Constituency while working with
the Party, accept my best wishes please,” the lawmaker wrote.
RegentAfrica Times gathered that the lawmaker had written a petition to the national headquarters of the party over the alleged disqualification of the winner before the primaries as well as some irregularities during the election, but the party blinked over his petition.
Credible sources told this newspaper that Mr Muhammad had met with the PDP presidential candidate on July 21 in Abuja and concluded an arrangement to join the opposition PDP and campaign for Mr Abubakar’s election.
Source – Daily Nigeria