Special assistant to the Gombe state Governor Chokalin Waja has unceremoniously resigned from his position and left the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Waja left his position as aide to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa and defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The resignation letter was made public on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, as published by the Nigerian Tribune.
His reason for leaving the APC was that the NNPP gubernatorial candidate was better prepared for the forthcoming election.
“Mailantarki has the requirements to be a better governor for Gombe. He has everything ranging from human relations, zeal and ideas to deliver good governance and move Gombe out of the current challenges,” he said.
Waja claimed his reason for leaving his position and the APC was due to the state government’s lack of regard for binding rules and regulations.
According to Waja’s side of the story, he was appointed to assist the governor on issues relating to governance and how to win the 2023 elections but he was not given any assignment to carry out.
The former APC chieftain added that his salary was not sufficient to work as a political office holder.
“I realized that I was appointed to do nothing. Even when things are going wrong, nobody listens or wants to take advice from the government.”