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‘APC has failed Nigerians’ — presidential aspirant Adamu Garba dumps ruling party

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Barely 24 hours after he backed out from the presidential race, a former aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba has announced his resignation from the ruling party.

It would be recalled that Garba withdrew from the presidential contest after managing to raise N83 million in private and online donations from Nigerians.

The politician had criticised the APC for pegging its presidential forms at N100 million, saying the sale of nomination forms at such exorbitant rate would promote the commercialization of the political space.

In a rather interesting move, he took to his social media pages on Wednesday to announce that he was dumping the ruling party, saying it has failed to deliver its promises to Nigerians.

His resignation was contained in a letter addressed to the APC Chairman in Karewa Ward, Yola-North Local Government in Adamawa State.

It read, “I write to formally notify you of my intention to resign my membership in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“My resignation was due to the fact that APC as a party has lost its moral bearing and has taken to some exclusionary practices which are against standard democratic tenets.

“More importantly, as a young man, who believes in the future of Nigeria and had high hopes in APC before now, I cannot continue to retain membership of a party that favors money beyond competency, vested interest beyond common interest, chronic elitism beyond public good, politics of exclusion beyond inclusion.

“I do not, in all honesty, sincerely and with consciousness believe that any young man in Nigeria has a future or model worthy of emulation for the benefit of the Nigeria in APC, I believe the party has drifted so much from the original beliefs of its foundation to a something more cynical, undemocratic institution.

“I further believed that the party has failed in its promises to deliver public good over the years, betrayed the public trust, and has turned out to be doing much worse than what we fought so hard to dethrone in the then PDP government. Worst is the issue of internal security that the party paid more attention to propaganda media statements that listening to the yearning of the people.

“Moreover, the party seems to encourage its enemies than its friends, favors its adversaries than its loyalists, hates the prospect of the new generation of leaders beyond just youth leadership seats, and has no credible, practicable plans for the future of Nigeria as we get into the heart of the turbulence of the 21st century.”

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