A former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba has dumped that ruling party after withdrawing from the race for the presidential ticket.
Adamu Garba Dumps APC
KanyiDaily recalls that Garba had withdrawn from the presidential race due to the high cost of obtaining APC presidential nomination forms and the cost of running for political office.
The ex-presidential aspirant, who generated N83.2 million in donations, had lamented that the selling of the APC presidential form at N100 million would promote financialization and commercialization of the country’s political space.
Speaking with BBC Hausa after announcing his decision not to buy the presidential form, Garba said he has dumped the APC, alleging that the party has “drifted from its core values and lost its moral bearings.”
He said, “I cannot continue to retain membership of a party that favours money beyond competency, vested interest beyond common interest, chronic elitism beyond public good, politics of exclusion beyond inclusion.
“I do not in all honesty, sincerely and with consciousness believe that any young man in Nigeria has a future or model worthy of emulation for the benefit of Nigeria in APC. I believe the party has drifted so much from the original beliefs of its foundation to something more cynical, undemocratic institution.”
Taking to his Twitter page, Garba shared a video where he could be seen removing the APC flag from his office, saying he has bowed out of the ruling party honorably and in peace.
“We joined APC for the sake of Nigerians, now that all is not looking straight. We have to acknowledge that only Allah is the Guarantor and Grantor of Power and Authority. He never ever give up on the betterment of human, why should I ever.
“Trusting in Him, following His Guide, we bow out of APC honorably and in peace. The flag is now down,” the ex-presidential aspirant wrote.
Watch the video below:
We joined APC for the sake of Nigerians, now that all is not looking straight. We believe only Allah is the Guarantor & Grantor of Authority. He never ever gives up on a the betterment of humans.
Trusting in Him, following His Guide, we bow out of APC in peace. The flag is down. pic.twitter.com/jt0si84wOn
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) May 11, 2022
KanyiDaily recalls that Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu had also withdrawn from the presidential race and declared his support for the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.