A splinter group loyal to Senators Shehu Sani and Uthman Hunkuyi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state has announced its exit from the ruling party.
The group – said its decision was based on lack of internal democracy within the party and failure of governance.
Spokesman for the group, Tom Maiyashi, told a news conference in Kaduna that the group decided to leave the APC because the party has failed to meet up with the expectations of Nigerians who voted them into power.
Maiyashi claimed that the ruling party is incapable of accommodating and responding to well-meaning dissent, criticisms, and demand for inclusiveness from members, hence their decision to quit.
Although the group did not state the political party it will be joining, Maiyashi said consultations are ongoing with other political parties with a view to identifying the party where they will pitch their tents.
Explaining the reasons why the two Senators – Sani and Hunkuyi did not attend the news conference, Maiyashi said this was due to security concerns. He said the Senators were attacked by thugs during their last two news conferences which they addressed in the state capital.