By Uche Amunike
Barely 3 months after President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Fatuhu Muhammad, made threats about destroying the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), following his defeat at the APC’s House of Representatives Primary election for the Daura Sandamu/Maiadua Constituency, he has exited the party.
His exit was announced by his father who is President Buhari’s oldest brother, in a letter which he addressed to the Sarkin Yara Ward APC Chairman in Daura Local Government Area and dated July 13, 2022.
It partly read: ‘This is to notify you that I have resigned my membership from the All Progressives Congress (APC) with immediate effect commencing from Wednesday the 13th day of July 2022. 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-Mai’Adua Federal Constituency while working with the party, accept my best wishes please,’ he stated.
He did not say if he had plans of defecting to a different party, however his Media Aide, Ahmad Ganga revealed to Newsmen that the lawmaker paid a visit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, very recently.
As it stands, if Fatuhu Muhammad defects to the PDP like people are believing he might, it means that President Buhari is being represented by members of the main opposition party in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
Recall that the Senator representing the Daura Zone of Katsina North defected to the PDP following a misunderstanding he had with the Governor of the state, Aminu Masari.
In June, Fatuhu Muhammad threatened to destroy the APC, as he alleged that he was cheated out of the primary election which projected Aminu Jamo as Flag bearer.
In a trending six-minute audio, Fatuhu was heard having a conversation with someone he addressed as Ranka Ya Dede (Sir). He was heard mentioning that he will destroy the APC in Katsina state. He also said that he would not be a part of another fresh election, if the party decides to have a re-run, because as a matter of fact, he considered himself the rightful winner of the primary election held a week ago.
His words: ‘They can’t do any election (primary) because I won this one, while they broke the law. They should just give me back my ticket, or we meet in court, or else, I destroy the party and bring a new one (party)’.
‘I can even go and bring the party with fruits (NNPP) and they will just see the Kwankwaso party in Daura. Yes, I can do it because everyone is fighting for himself. They should come and tell the poor people what they have done for them. I will also say what I’ve done for the poor people and we’ll see who the poor will go for’, he concluded.