Former Speaker of the House of Reps, Ghali N’abba has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, PoliticsNGR has learned.
Below is a transcript of his resignation letter to the APC;
“This is to notify you of my resolve to resign from the All Progressives Congress (APC), effective today 5th December 2018,” he wrote.
“My decision to resign from the party follows the cavalier manner in which both the Federal Government, States controlled by the APC and the APC itself are being run, as a result of which anybody who has eyes to see only sees doom and not prosperity for our dear country.”
He pointed out that the APC administration is characterised by “lack of consultation, crass incompetence, lack of vision, arrogance, and dangerous fixation.”
“It is a measure of the incompetence of the APC government that after all is said and done, it has lost a Senate President and a Speaker of the House Of Representatives and many others for reasons that border on meanness, lack of simple management skills and capacities and a great measure of arrogance.”
“It is also a measure of the incompetence of the party that there is almost no state in the Federation where there is no conflict .”
“While it is generally accepted that no human organisation can be rancour-free, it is disheartening that these conflicts in the party are inflicted by its leaders, some of whom can be said to be poorer in human qualities than the poorest of men.”
He also alleged that some governors had hijacked the party, doing whatever they liked. He wrote;
“In their endeavour to perpetuate themselves on the system, they not only snatched away the political rights of the people but also blocked all avenues with which and within which they would be held to account.”
“Because under these conditions no person can be politically mobile except he becomes a sycophant, it becomes necessary for me to speak up.”
“This I did many times, unfortunately only to be met with complicit silence.”
He also attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as a “president under whose watch all these negative traits are recurring.”
“He instead prefers to give the country a lethargic and insular leadership informed by grudges, hatred and a general lack of understanding of what democracy and compassion are all about.
“All these masqueraded as war on corruption.”
Although the former speaker did not state the party he is defecting to, he is expected to join the main opposition party, PDP.