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Najatu Mohammed dumps Tinubu, resigns from APC

She said that recent developments in the country had made it difficult for her to continue participating in partisan politics.

• January 21, 2023
Najatu Mohammed
Najatu Mohammed [Credit: Daily Nigerian]

Najatu Mohammed has resigned her membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and announced her withdrawal from partisan politics.

Ms Mohammed also resigned from the APC presidential council campaign, where she had been the director of civil society engagement. 

Her resignation was communicated in a letter addressed to the national chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu. 

She indicated that recent developments in the country’s political landscape had made it difficult for her to continue participating in partisan politics.

“In line with article 9.5 (i) of the Constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I am writing to you to intimate you of my resignation from the All Progressive Congress (APC).

“I am by this letter also informing you of my resignation as the Director of the Civil Society directorate of the Presidential Campaign Council of the APC.

“The challenges that Nigeria faces today require me to continue championing the struggle for a better country with a clear conscience as I remain absolutely loyal to my dear country Nigeria,” her letter read. 

Ms Mohammed also said in a statement released on Saturday that she was leaving party politics because the mainstream parties lacked an ideological foothold that distinguished them from one another.

She contended that the parties’ lack of ideological thought in their conduct and programs reduced them to mere tools that served the interests of politicians rather than the people.

“After much reflection and careful consideration, I have decided to part ways with party politics. I have come to the realization that my values and beliefs no longer align with party politics.

“Our political parties have no ideological differences and are simply robes that politicians wear to serve their personal needs and interests at any given time. As a result of which, we see politicians changing from one robe to another whenever it suits them.

“What is important at this point in time is the individual wearing the robe and not the robe itself.

She said that going forward, she would be “committed to supporting individuals that are truly interested in addressing the root causes of our challenges as a nation.

“To remain true to such commitments, one must be willing to take bold and decisive steps,” she added. 

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