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Aide To Kwara Gov. Refuses To Leave APC, Resigns Job



In what seems to be an act of defiant, a Special Assistant on Non-Governmental Affairs to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Mr. Abdullahi Danbaba, who refused to dump the All Progressive Congress (APC) has resigned his position.

In a latter obtained by NAN on Sunday in Ilorin, which was addressed to Governor Ahmed through the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Abdullahi Danbaba announced his resignation.

In the letter, Danbaba thanked the governor of the state and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki for the opportunity given to him to serve the state.

However, he stated that his decision was instigated by his consultation with the people of his constituency, coupled with the issue created by the recent political re-alignment in the state and the country at large.

Danbaba’s resignation has brought the number of aides that had disengaged from the service of the state government to two.

Speaking with NAN, Danbaba said his decision was borne out of the recent political re-alignment that saw Bukola Saraki-led political leadership in the state defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People Democratic Party.

As a result of that political development, the people of my constituency in Kaiama local government felt they would not go with Saraki any longer because they have suffered protractedly lack of infrastructure development.

“And as a result, they would not toe the path of Saraki and I have consulted widely with my people and in view of the fact that the community suffered for a long period of time, I should also disengage from this government and come home and join the people’s party; that is the APC”, he said.

He explained that the people of the area were staunch supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari throughout his political foray.

Buhari since his political foray has been consistently winning Kaiama local government.

“He won in 2003 as the ANPP Presidential Candidate, in 2007 as ANPP candidate again, He won only in Kaiama; in 2011, he won as CPC and 2015 as APC candidate.

“This is because we believe in his leadership; we believe he could provide effective leadership to the nation,” he said.


Joshua Oyenigbehin is an introvert who is passionate about Storytelling, writing and teaching. He sees his imagination as an unsearchable world, more magical than a fairyland. He has written a novel and working on another.