Najatu Muhammad, the Director of the Civil Society directorate of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria, has resigned from her position and from partisan politics.
In a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, dated January 19, she cited the lack of ideological differences among political parties and recent developments in the political space as the reasons for her decision.
Ms. Muhammad stated that she has come to the realization that her values and beliefs no longer align with party politics, and that political parties in the country have no ideological differences and serve only the personal needs and interests of politicians. She also stated that she will instead support candidates at a personal level instead of through a political party.
This is what Najatu Muhammad, the Director of the Civil Society directorate of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated in her resignation letter:
It has been a great honour working with you (Mr Adamu) to contribute towards the building of our dear nation. However, a number of recent developments in the country’s political and democratic space, make it impossible for me to continue to participate in party politics.
After much reflection and careful consideration, I have decided to part ways with party politics. I have come to the realization that my values and beliefs no longer align with party politics. Our political parties have no ideological differences and are simply robes that politicians wear to serve their personal needs and interests at any given time. As a result of which we see politicians changing from one robe to another whenever it suits them.