Honorable Fatuhu Muhammed, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, has explained that he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) because his rival hurled insults at his father and in that respect, also at the president.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG had reported that Fatuhu Muhammadu who also represents Buhari’s home constituency of Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu Federal Constituency of Katsina State had left the party after he was defeated in the primaries.
He lost in the APC primaries to Aminu Jamo who won the ticket by 117 votes to 30 votes.
Some had insinuated that the loss of the primary by Buhari’s nephew was reflective of the diminishing value of the president’s brand in the politics of the country.
Daily Trust while reporting that there have been clashes between the camps of Fatuhu and Jamo quoted him as explaining that he left the APC because of the insults hurled on the president indirectly by his political rivals who mocked his father.
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“I received an audio recording where their candidate (Jamo) called my father, Alhaji Mamman Dan Baffalo, by name and abused him. Alhaji Mamman Dan Baffallo and President Buhari are of the same father and mother.”
“Out of the 26 children born by their father, they are the only males that are from the same father and mother. So, abusing my father is abusing the president.
“So, I said since the issue has gone beyond politics to denigrating the dignity of my parents, I cannot take it any longer, and it is not binding on me to stay in the party, so I decided to leave,” he said.
With additional reporting from Daily Trust