Rep Fatuhu Muhammadu, a nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, who also represents him in the House of Representatives has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) bringing fresh questions as to the prospects of the president’s political brand.
Rep Fatuhu Muhammadu is the son of President Buhari’s elder sister represents Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives.
He had failed to secure his re-election ticket. In the primary election, Fatuhu got only 30 votes while his rival, Aminu Jamo, polled 117 votes.
Nephews’s Resignation Raises Questions Of The Buhari Brand In APC
In a letter to the ward Chairman of Sarakin Yera A Ward in Daura, Fatuhu thanked the party for giving him its platform.
“This is to notify you that I have resigned my membership from the All Progressive Congress (APC) with immediate effect commencing from Wednesday 13th day of July, 2022.”
“Attached here with 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/Maiadua federal constituency while working with the party, accept my best wishes please.”
Although the letter was dated July 13, 2022, Fatuhu’s legislative aid, Ahmad Ganga, shared it on social media nearly a month after.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that the defection of President Buhari nephew who also happens to be his representative in the House of Representatives is bound to raise questions as to the prospects of the Buhari political brand especially within the APC.
With additional reports from Daily Trust