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Salihu Tanko Yakasai, Ganduje’s former media aide, dumps APC

Former Media Aide and Director General, Media and Communications to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, has announced his defection from the ruling…

Former Media Aide and Director General, Media and Communications to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ganduje had relieved Salihu Tanka Yakasai of his position after he criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration.

At a press briefing on Monday, Yakasai said he stopped being a member of the ruling party on March 21, 2022.

“I have been a bonafide member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) party of Nigeria right from its inception almost a decade ago, precisely in February 2013.”

“Regretfully, the trust and confidence we reposed in the APC (the government as well as the party) on two occasions (first and second terms) was betrayed. If anything, things became worse in the second term. The benefit of the doubt we gave the party in the first term vanished as we moved deeper into the second term,” he said.

The son of the elder statesman and politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, who did not announce his next political move, said, “I have therefore reached a point in my life where I have decided to embark on a new political journey to ensure that I stick to my beliefs and principles. It is in this light that, after due consultation with my political mentors, constituents, friends and family, I resolved to exit the APC.

“In the interim, I will take a few weeks to further consult, reflect and digest the political terrain, before deciding on my next line of action,” he said.

He appreciated Ganduje for giving him the opportunity to serve his government for over five years.

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