APC Chieftain Joins PDP Claim Presidency Did Not Benefit North-West 

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A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Ibrahim Al Amin has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its leadership failure.

Mr. Al Amin who was reportedly the former chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) said he left the APC because the party was doing the same things it accused other parties of doing.

According to him, the north has not benefitted from the Buhari presidency in spite of the massive support it got.

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Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, the chieftain said:

“Although I do not regret supporting and voting for Buhari, I cannot remain in the party because it is not running the country properly. I hold Buhari in high esteem but he is not in control of the present government.

President Buhari has lost control of his government since he fell sick. Some people took advantage of that and are now controlling the government.”

Expressing his disappointment, Al Amin said APC has reneged on the promises it made to Nigerians, adding that the party is guilty of the same thing it is accusing other political parties of doing.

“There is poverty everywhere and the APC is not doing anything to bail-out the masses.

“I am in politics to serve my people directly or indirectly and I am not comfortable with the way the ruling party [APC] is handling the affairs of Nigerians.

“Our major problem is that our political parties are not based on ideologies.”

Speaking on how the leadership of the APC has affected the north, the politician lamented that despite the massive support given to President Buhari during the election, there was no benefit.

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He said:

“I am disappointed with the administration after all the votes provide to Buhari by north-west but the region shortchanged in term of execution of developmental projects. 

“My expectation is government will reciprocate the region with laudable projects but unfortunately the government is being under control of some southerners.

“I have no regret of campaigning for Buhari in 2015 because I respect him so much but the party disappointed people that voted it into power. 

“All my cross carpeting has been from the ruling parties to oppositions and on three occasions I led a party to win an election.

“I am not in politics to use political office to make financial gains but I am in politics to have the opportunity to serve the people.”

Ali Amin reiterated that he has no reason to remain in a party (APC) that disappointed Nigerians by its failure to improve the economic development of the nation, but rather contributed to serious hardship among the people.

Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has accused the APC of causing disruption in the state against November 18 governorship election.

According to Obiano, the party “have been working at various options including an attempt to foment insecurity in Anambra in other to pave way for a state of emergency as a prelude to their take-over.”

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