A splinter group within the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Senators Shehu Sani and Othman Hunkuyi have announced their exit from the ruling party. The groups – APC Restoration group and APC Akida said their decision was based on lack of internal democracy within the party and failure of governance.
The leader of APC Restoration group, Tom Maiyashi, told journalists in Kaduna on Friday 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 they did not state the political party which they 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.