A director of the PCC of the APC, Muhammad, has resigned from her membership in the party. Muhammad, who is a prominent Kano politician, was the Director of the Civil Society Directorate in the PCC of the ruling APC.
In a letter dated January 19, 2023, and addressed to the Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Muhammad said after much reflection and careful consideration, she decided to part ways with party politics.
She disclosed that she had realised that her values and beliefs no longer align with party politics.
Muhammad said: “In line with article 9.5 (i) of the Constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I am writing to you to inform you of my resignation from the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“I’m by this letter also informing you of my resignation as the Director of the Civil Society directorate of the PCC of the APC.It has been a great honour working with you to contribute towards the building of our dear nation. However, some recent developments in the country’s political and democratic space make it impossible for me to continue to participate in party politics.”
Muhammad stressed that the challenges that Nigeria faces today require her to continue championing the struggle for a better country with a clear conscience, even as she remained loyal to Nigeria. She added: “Our political parties have no ideological differences and are simply robes that politicians wear to serve their personal needs and interests at any given time.
“As a result of which we see politicians changing from one robe to another whenever it suits them. What is important at this point is the individual wearing the robe and not the robe itself. I am committed to supporting individuals that are truly interested in addressing the root causes of our challenges as a nation.
To remain true to such commitments, one must be willing to take bold and decisive steps. Quitting party politics at this point is one of such steps.” Muhammad said everyone recognises that Nigeria is facing many challenges, including insecurity, poverty, inequality, and lack of access to basic services, saying such challenges require the consolidated efforts of competent and patriotic leadership across every level of governance.
According to her, Nigerians must be aware of the severity of their situation after the dismal failures of leadership the country had experienced over the years.
“Nigerians must be aware of the consequences of their decisions and their choices. Therefore, restricting one’s choice to a single political party will be detrimental to the development of our country and our democracy,” she added.
Muhammad said as a Nigerian fighting for a better Nigeria, she was deeply committed to the struggle for a more just and equitable society. She said she believed that all Nigerians deserved the opportunity to live a life of dignity, security and opportunity.
“Nigeria has a long history of struggle to build a better future for all its citizens. Despite many challenges, we remain resolute to overcome them and create a more prosperous, stable, and just society.
“I remain committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of all citizens and promoting a culture of tolerance and respect. I believe that diversity is one of our greatest strengths and that by working together, we can build a stronger, more united country,” she explained