- President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew, Fatuhu Muhammadu, has joined the chain of lawmakers who dumped the APC for not getting a re-election ticket from the platform
- Fatuhu is a lawmaker in the house of representatives, representing Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu federal constituency in Katsina state
- In the APC primary at the constituency, Fatuhu lost with 30 votes to his rival, Aminu Jamo, who polled 117 votes
Daura, Katsina - A nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, Fatuhu Muhammadu, has resigned his membership in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fatuhu is the son of President Buhari’s elder sister and represents the Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu federal constituency of Katsina state in the house of representatives, Daily Trust reported.
Fatuhu’s resignation from the ruling party is associated with his failure to secure his re-election ticket.
During the primary election of the party, Buhari’s brother polled 30 votes while his rival, Aminu Jamo, garnered 117 votes.
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In his letter to the ward chairman of Sarakin Yera Ward A in Daura, the relative to the president expressed gratitude to the party for giving him the opportunity to serve.
According to the letter, his resignation commenced on Wednesday, July 13.
“Attached herewith is my party membership registration slip with slip no: KT/DRA/10/00002. While I thank you and the party for the opportunity given to me to serve the interest of the people of Daura/Sandamu/Maiadua federal constituency while working with the party, accept my best wishes please.”
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