- Dr. AbdulHakeem Abdullateef has changed his mind about dumping the APC
- The former Lagos state commissioner for home affairs withdrew his resignation letter
- Abdullateef had earlier dumped the ruling party as he is eyeing the governor's seat in 2023
Barely a week after Dr. AbdulHakeem Abdullateef parted ways with the All Progressives Congress (APC), the former Lagos state commissioner for home affairs withdrew his resignation letter.
According to The Nation, Abdullateef made a u-turn following a meeting with party leaders held in Ikeja GRA, Lagos state on Wednesday, October 7.
Abdullateef had launched Iyepe 2023 on September 29, a movement to urge Lagosians to develop more interest in politics and curb voters’ apathy.
It was gathered that APC leaders urged the one-time lawmaker to return to the ruling party as they couldn't afford to lose someone like him.
While Abdullateef was reconciled with some party leaders that did not buy into his project, APC party stalwarts assured the former commissioner of support in his move for more members.
The former lawmaker who declined to talk about the meeting with the party leaders acknowledged that he has returned to APC.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Abdullateef parted ways with the APC. Popularly known as Iyepe, the former commissioner dumped the ruling party because of his governorship ambition in 2023, a speech on his Facebook page indicated.
Prior to his defection, Abdullateef had publicly declared that he would throw his hat into the ring in the 2023 general elections.
Coming on the slogan of Iyepe 2023, the former commissioner and APC chieftain said it is high time Awori indigene governed Lagos for the first time.
In a related development, former governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan, finally lifted the lids on why he dumped the APC for the PDP.
Speaking after formally receiving his PDP membership card at his unit in Ward 6 of Abigborodo in Warri North local government area, Uduaghan said he left the ruling party in order to bring fresh political touch to the opposition side.
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