In a statement to newsmen today, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, the Chief of staff to the senate president Ahmed Saraki.
Baba Ahmed said, it is a difficult decision to make but he can’t remain in a party that has under performed. Baba Ahmed said that the All People Congress APC has under performed. His media statement is below.
MEDIA STATEMENT OF DR HAKEEM BABA-AHMED RESIGNATION’S FROM THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC).
This Statement is to inform the public of my resignation from the All Progressive’s Congress (APC). I have sent a formal letter to this effect to Chairman of my Ward.
This has been a very difficult decision, to leave a party I helped form and made my humble contributions to put in power. After three years, however, I need to say that the APC has grossly under-performed, and has forfeited any claim to my loyalty and continued membership. I do not believe, in all conscience, that it should be trusted and encouraged to continue to govern our great country beyond 2019.
I am not leaving to join another party. This is my decision, and mine alone. It has nothing to do with the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Sarki. It is a decision taken after due consultations with the Akida Group, a group that has predated my appointment as Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate.
I will remain active in politics, as this is the main avenue for salvaging our nation from rising insecurity, poverty and bitter divisions.
I am grateful for the opportunities I had to chair CPC and APC in Kaduna State, and I wish all our leaders God’s guidance.
Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, OON
2nd July, 2018