A member of the House of Representatives and nephew to President Muhammadu Buhari, Fatuhu Muhammed, has opened up on why he resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Muhammed, who represents Daura/Sandamu/Mai’adua Federal Constituency of Katsina State, disclosed his decision to leave the APC in a letter dated July 13, 2022, and addressed to the chairman, Sarkin Yara A ward.
In an interview with DailyTrust, the lawmaker accused Aminu Jamo of saying derogatory things against his father and, by extension, President Buhari.
Jamo defeated Muhammed to secure the APC House of Representatives ticket for the constituency in the 2023 general election.
“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,” he said.
“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 added.
But political watchers believe that Muhammed’s dumping of the APC may not be unconnected with his failure to secure his return ticket.