- Alhaji Aji Kolomi, a former gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Yobe state, has resigned from the party
- According to reports, Kolomi resigned as a member of the ruling party following personal decision and also to review his political structures
- The Nigerian politician hinted further that his views in the party are often not regarded, hence it is important for him to move ahead
Damaturu, Yobe state- The political parties in Nigeria are faced with tough times by members who are not happy with the treatment given by executives of the party and at such, they tend to leave the party and seek better opportunities in another party.
Recently, a former gubernatorial candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Yobe state, Alhaji Aji Kolomi, has formally resigned as a member of the party.
The Leadership reports that Kolomi confirmed his resignation through a letter on Monday, October 18, in Damaturu, Yobe state capital.
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“In view of recent political developments in the country and within the All Progressives Congress (APC), I have decided to resign my membership of the party with effect from today.”
“With much honour and respect, I wish to write to you on the above underlined subject matter. My resignation from the party was borne out of my personal conviction.
“I wish to extend my appreciation to you and the entire party executive for according me all the necessary support during the course of my aspiration for the 2019 gubernatorial primaries, as such I remain grateful.
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“However, in a situation whereby my views are constantly second- guessed on the basis of my political affiliation, it has become imperative for me to review my political structures. As from today Monday 18/10/2021. I cease to be a member of your party APC, see attached my membership card number YB/GJB/07/07907.”
Aji called on elected leaders to have fear of God in the discharge of their duties.
He averred that democratic governance would only be possible when elected leaders and those who found themselves in positions of authority, ensured fairness among the citizens irrespective of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Alhaji Umaru Amale, the deputy state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mamman Mohammed, Governor Mai Mala Buni's media aide, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday, October 19.
Legit.ng gathered that the PDP's assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others also defected from the PDP to the APC.
APC threatens to punish aggrieved members
In another report, the national leadership of the APC has asked those who have pending cases against the party in courts to withdraw them or face the full wrath of the party.
The secretary of the APC caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, while inaugurating the party’s local government appeal committee on Wednesday, September 15, in Abuja, said a fair hearing should be the guiding principle for the committee.
He said the party will enforce discipline and full compliance with the directives of the NEC with regards to those who have court cases, as enshrined in Article 21D of the party’s constitution.