By Balarabe Alkassim & Usman B. Balarabe, Kano
Fatuhu Muhammed, a nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Muhammed, the son of President Buhari’s elder brother, represents Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu Federal Constituency of Katsina State.
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He earlier failed to secure his re-election ticket. In the primary election, Fatuhu got only 30 votes while his rival, Aminu Jamo, polled 117 votes.
In a letter to the Chairman of Sarkin Yara A Ward in Daura, Fatuhu said: “This is to notify you that I have resigned my membership from the All Progressive Congress (APC) with immediate effect commencing from Wednesday, 13th day of July, 2022.”
Although the letter was dated July 13, 2022, Muhammed’s legislative aide, Ahmad Ganga, shared it on social media nearly a month after.
Speaking with one of our correspondents last night, Muhammed said he left APC because his rival abused his father.
He said: “I received an audio recording where their candidate (Jamo) called my father, Alhaji Mamman Dan Baffalo, by name and abused him. Alhaji Mamman Dan Baffallo and President Buhari are of the same father and mother.
“Out of the 26 children born by their father, they are the only males that are from the same father and mother. So, abusing my father is abusing the president. So, I said to my relatives who supported him, you have seen what you have brought to the family, because he called our parents and abused them.
“So, I said since the issue has gone beyond politics to denigrating the dignity of my parents, I cannot take it any longer, and it is not binding on me to stay in the party, so I decided to leave.
“That was the main reason that I left the party. I had already decided to leave everything about what happened, but when this came up, I had no option as a responsible child to remain in the party where my parents will be continuously abused.”