Honourable Fatuhu Muhammed, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari who dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has opened up on the reason for his actions.
The politician, representing the Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the National Assembly failed to secure his re-election ticket after polling 30 votes, while Aminu Jamo, his rival secured 117 votes.
Speaking with a correspondent of Daily Trust, Muhammed stated that he left the party because his rival allegedly insulted his father.
He said: “I received an audio recording where their candidate (Jamo) called my father, Alhaji Mamman Dan Baffalo, by name and abused him. Alhaji Mamman Dan Baffallo and President Buhari are of the same father and mother.
“Out of the 26 children born by their father, they are the only males that are from the same father and mother. So, abusing my father is abusing the president.
“So, I said since the issue has gone beyond politics to denigrating the dignity of my parents, I cannot take it any longer, and it is not binding on me to stay in the party, so I decided to leave.”