Yaya Bauchi, a federal lawmaker from Gombe, and 11,000 others have abandoned the APC.
BY NAJIB SANI, GOMBE
Honourable Yaya Bauchi, a member of the federal house of representatives for the Gombe, Kwami, and Funakaye local governments seat, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The congressman cited the party’s internal instability as a cause for his resignation in a letter submitted to the party in December 2021, a copy of which was leaked Tuesday.
He also accused the party’s leadership of excluding founding members, including himself, from recent congresses, lamenting that the party’s machinery had been taken away from them with no end in sight.
“I came to this conclusion after a thorough examination of the different options available to me.”
“This decision was reached after a serious examination of the myriad difficulties that have plagued the All Progressives Congress in our state, with no end in sight.
“All efforts by well-intentioned members of the All Progressives Congress to bring about a peaceful resolution of the crises have hit a brick wall, as some individuals have taken over all party machinery and have consistently denied some of us space to actively contribute to the development of the APC in Gombe state.
In other news, over the weekend, over 11, 000 members of the APC in Funakaye local government switched to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
A chieftain of the PDP and a former member of the house of representatives that represented the area from 2007 to 2011 Honourable Abubakar Abubakar BD who received the decampees told our correspondent that their defection was in view of their neglect by the APC after working towards its victory in the 2019 election.
He claimed to have been an APC card-carrying member before abandoning it owing to a lack of structure and poor performance by the state governor, Inuwa Yahaya.
He further claimed that the governor had failed to bring along politicians who were crucial to his triumph.
Mr Moses Kyari, the APC’s state press secretary, said the defectors quit the party for personal reasons when contacted.
He went on to say that they may have chosen PDP since they were unsure of their chances of getting party tickets.