Why politicians are dumping APC- Ex- Buhari’s aide
Former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Hon. Abdulrahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila has said more politicians will continue to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nationwide because the party has derailed from its vision, mission and founding principles.
Hon. Kawu in a statement he personally signed, on Saturday, announced resignation of his membership of the APC.
He lamented that the party had reached a point of no-repair, hence, nothing it’s members could do to restore its lost glory before conduct of the 2023 general elections.
“After wide consultations with supporter, political associates and deep analysts of the current political situation in our dear state, it’s proved that there is no serious commitment to reclaim the APC from the undemocratic elements who contributed nothing to the formation of the party, ‘’the statement said.
“Nigerians can still remember the roles I played as member/leader in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2015 in the fight against impunity, promotion of good governance and provision of democratic space for all, which led the broad participation of Nigerian citizens in democratic governance.
“It is unfortunate that some few individuals for their selfish interest are now bastardizing the foundation we laid for our democratic system. We will never fold our arms watching these few individuals destroying our democratic system. We will do our best to safeguard the system for the future generation.”
On his recent visit to Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Hon. Kawu disclosed that “myself and former speaker of Kano state House of Assembly, Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum visited Malam Shekarau shortly after the state governor and his political associates visited him. We had a fruitful discussion with him.
“We have given Sen. Shekarau some cogent reasons why he should not listen to Dr Ganduje. If Ganduje is really serious that he wants Shekarau to remain in the APC why did he directed A.A Zaura and Bashir Lado to purchase forms for the Kano Central Senatorial seat despite the agreement that Shekarau was given automatic ticket?
“If Kano APC stakeholders consider Malam Shekarau as an important person in the party, why do they always insult him in public? How can they convince Shekarau now to believe that they are with him politically?
“These are some of the things we discussed with Sen. Shekarau and it was based on our discussion that he refused to honor the invitation extended to him by the presidency in its efforts to reconcile him with Dr Ganduje. Honestly, Ganduje has nothing to tell Shekarau to convince him to stay with him.
‘’Hon. Kawu assured that APC would continue to witness mass exodus not only in Kano but nationwide because the party has been hijacked by some bad politicians who knew nothing about the struggle done for its formation.’’
He recalled that “We have been telling the party’s leaders that something should be done to correct these mistakes but our calls always fall into the deep ears. I believe it s now too late for the party leaders to reclaim the lost glory of the APC at this time when the general election is past approach.”