- Ibrahim Al Amin accused the APC of not fulfilling its promises to Nigerians
- He said he was leaving the party for the sake of his people
- He claimed the north has not benefitted from the Buhari presidency
Ibrahim Al Amin who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the party’s failed promises.
The Cable reports that the former chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) said he left the APC because the party was doing the same things it accused other parties of doing.
He said: “Although I do not regret supporting and voting for Buhari, I cannot remain in the party because it is not running the country properly. I hold Buhari in high esteem but he is not in control of the present government,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
“President Buhari has lost control of his government since he fell sick. Some people took advantage of that and are now controlling the government.
“I am highly disappointed in the APC because it has reneged on the promises it made to Nigerians. What we have been accusing other political parties of doing, the APC is now doing them. There is poverty everywhere and the APC is not doing anything to bail-out the masses.
“I am in politics to serve my people directly or indirectly and I am not comfortable with the way the ruling party is handling the affairs of Nigerians.
“Our major problem is that our political parties are not based on ideologies.”
He expressed disappointment over how the north has not benefitted from the Buhari presidency in spite of the massive support it got.
“I am disappointed with the administration after all the votes provide to Buhari by north-west but the region shortchanged in term of execution of developmental projects,” he said.
“My expectation is government will reciprocate the region with laudable project but unfortunately the government is being under control of some southerners.
“I have no regret of campaigning for Buhari in 2015 because I respect him so much but the party disappointed people that voted it into power.
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“All my cross carpeting has been from the ruling parties to oppositions and on three occasions I held a party to win election. I am not in politics to use political office to make financial gains but I am in politics to have the opportunity to serve the people.
“I have no reason to remain in the party that disappointed Nigerians and the party failed to improve the economic development of the people of the country rather contributed to serious hardship among the populace.”
Meanwhile, the lone Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member of the Lagos State House of Assembly Dapo Olorunrinu vowed to remain the last man standing for his party in the House.
Vanguard reports that Olorunrinu (PDP-Amuwo Odofin I) told newsmen on Thursday, July 20, in Ikeja that he was not moved by the defection of his former party members in the House to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
NAIJ.com gathered that the seven other members who got into the Assembly on the platform of the PDP in the 2015 elections have since defected to the APC, the ruling party in Lagos state.
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