- A former Nigerian minister of sports and youths development has announced that he is withdrawing his membership from the APC
- In his letter of resignation, Solomon Dalung noted that his resolve to quit due to recent developments in the party
- According to the former minister, happenings in the ruling party go against his personal principles
Langtang South LGA, Plateau - A former minister of sports, Solomon Dalung, has officially resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dalung submitted his letter of withdrawal from the APC to the leadership of the party in SabonGida Ward, Langtang South local government area of Plateau.
Punch reports that the letter dated Friday, April 1, was signed by the politician on Monday, April 18.
In the letter, Dalung said the decision to withdraw his membership from the ruling party stems from growing unwholesome happenings in the APC which conflict with his "core principles of value".
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The letter partly read:
“This is to convey my withdrawal of membership from the All Progressives Congress with effect from the date of this notice.
“It is worthy of mention that recent developments in the party conflict with my core principles of values which define the basis of allegiance to the party.
“Of note is the fact that internal democracy is critical to the survival of representative democracy without which political participation remains a mirage.”
Buhari's former minister Dalung raises serious allegations against FG over insecurity
Meanwhile, Dalung had said President Muhammadu Buhari had failed Nigerians and disappointed many, including him with his inability to tackle growing insecurity in the country.
Dalung, in a post shared on his official Facebook page on Sunday, April 10, lamented that the president is sharing power with northwest bandit leader, Bello Turji and ISWAP terrorists, with his failure to tackle insecurity.
The former minister noted that he joined other Nigerians to campaign for the APC due to the manner in which the former President Goodluck Jonathan was handling the security problems in the country then.
He affirmed that he met with the former president and offered his advice on how he can tackle the growing insecurity then, but his advice was rejected.