By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should not be trusted or encouraged to continue governing Nigeria, the Chief of Staff to Senate President, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed has said.
He expressed this in a statement he personally signed, while announcing his resignation resignation from APC, dated July 2, 2018.
“I do not believe, in all conscience, that it should be trusted and encouraged to continue to govern our great country beyond 2019,” he said.
Baba Ahmed explained that he was not quitting the party for another, adding that the Senate President, Dr.. Bukola Saraki has nothing to do with his personal decision to quit the party.
“I am not leaving to join another party. This is my decision, and mine alone, it has nothing to do with the President of the Senate, Dr.. Abubakar Bukola Sarki. It is a decision taken after due consultation with the Akida Group, a group that has predated my appointment as Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate, ” he said.
He however assured that in his quest to salvage Nigeria, he would remain active in politics.
“I will remain active in politics, as this is the main avenue for salvaging our nation from rising insecurity, poverty, and bitter divisions.,” he said.
Further, he pointed out that already, his letter of resignation has been delivered to his ward chairman.
“This statement is to inform the public of my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC). I have sent a formal letter to this effect to the Chairman of my ward, ” he said.
Baba Ahmed cited gross underperformance as his main reason of dumping the party.
“This has been a very difficult decision, to leave a party I helped form and made my humble contributions to put in power. After three years, however, I need to say that the APC has grossly under-performed, and has forfeited any claim to my loyalty and continued membership.