By Mubarak Mahmood
Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Abubakar Suleiman has formally tendered his resignation letter from All Progressives Congress APC followed his recent announcement to join People’s Democratic Party PDP.
This is contained in a statement issue by his spokesperson Abdul Ahmad Burra and made it available to newsmen in Bauchi.
In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Guda Ward of Ningi Local Government, the Speaker said his resignation was due to the factionalization of the Party at the state level, it becomes difficult for him to determine which of the factional leadership of the Party is legitimate.
“Since my election as Speaker, the Party sidelined me from its activities and meted various forms of persecution on me and my supporters. Despite these, I remained loyal and committed to the Party and continued contributing financially to the Party and attending its functions and meetings even if they didn’t invite me. Sometimes I would only get notice of Party meetings from my Colleagues, but I would still attend”.
According to the statement, there has been intense calls on him from supporters, groups, party stalwarts and constituents to dump the Party due to the realities on grounds, hence he set up a Committee drawn from all parts of Ningi Central Constituency to make further consultations and recommendations.
“Based on the recommendations of the Committee and due to the prevailing situation and the uncertainties and fractionalizations in the Party, I have formally resigned from the All Progressive Congress alongside my thousands of supporters.
“I thank the Party for the opportunity given to me to serve my Constituency and the State in general.” He declared
Meanwhile, the Speaker obtained a membership card of his new Party, Peoples Democratic Party PDP from Guda Ward of Ningi Local Government and pledged to work for the success of the Party at all levels in the State.