2023 Election: Adamu Garba Resigns, Criticizes APC

Former senator and presidential aspirant Adamu Garba has tendered his resignation as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

Garba announced his decision in a Twitter post on Wednesday, noting that the ruling party has swayed away from what they stand for. 

The 69-year-old politician also criticised the APC for pegging the Presidential nomination form at #100Million. 

Garba has initially backed out of the presidential race after raising N83 million from fans and followers, claiming the fee is outrageous and is an attempt to exclude the youth and other qualified people from the race.

Adamu Garba Tenders Resignation

The statement released by Adamu Garba read, “I write to formally notify you of my intention to resign my membership in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“My resignation was because 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 favours 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 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, favours 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.”

Despite the price of the nomination form, reports suggest that over 15 candidates have obtained their ticket to contest in the APC presidential primaries. 

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