- The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost an influential member of the ruling party
- Samaila Suleiman, former member of the House of Reps said his defection was informed by party's alleged factionalisation at the national level
- Suleiman who represented Kaduna North Federal Constituency between was, however, silent on if he would be joining another party
Kaduna - Samaila Suleiman, a former member of the House of Representatives from Kaduna state has dumped Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Legit.ng gathered that Suleiman resigned his membership of the APC with immediate effect but remained silent on his decision to join another political party.
Suleiman who represented Kaduna North Federal Constituency between 2015 to 2019 made the announcement in a letter of resignation dated Tuesday, March 8, and sent to the state chairman.
He made the disclosure in a post via Facebook on Saturday, March 12. According to the lawmaker, he resigned due to internal democracy and factionalization of the party especially at the national level.
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“I write to formally notify you of my decision to resign my membership of the the APC. Please note that the resignation is immediately. Find attached my membership registration card.”
Top Kaduna senator dumps PDP, joins Kwankwaso in NNPP
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that former lawmaker who represented Kaduna north senatorial district at the Eighth Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Hunkuyi announced the new development in a letter to the chairman of his ward in the Kudan local government area of Kaduna state.
In the letter dated February 25, the former lawmaker said he has withdrawn his membership from the PDP.
Although he did not disclose his next line of action or what party he would be joining, sources privy to the information said that the former lawmaker is set to join Rabiu Kwankwaso in the New Nigeria peoples Party (NNPP).
Governor Uzodimma’s commissioner dumps APC for PDP in Imo
Meanwhile, Fabian Ihekweme, the immediate-past commissioner for foreign affairs under the Hope Uzodimma-led administration, defected from APC to PDP.
The defection was announced on Wednesday, February 23, at the Kanu Nwankwo stadium in Owerri, Imo state capital.
The Imo state chapter of the PDP had organised a reception to welcome home the national secretary of the party, Samdaddy Anyanwu, alongside the national leadership led by Iyorchia Ayu.