President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Fatuhu Muhammad has agreed to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the vice presidential candidate of the party, Kashim Shettima, confirmed the development on Tuesday.
Recall that Muhammad, who is representing Daura/Sandamu/Mai’adua Constituency, had announced his defection from the party after failing to win the party’s return ticket.
Shettima disclosed that he had a meeting with Muhammad at his residence in Abuja on Monday Evening, adding that Muhammad agreed to return to the party.
The former governor of Borno State said, “In our efforts towards peacebuilding and uniting the members of our party, l met with Honourable Fatuhu Muhammed, who had previously announced his defection from our party. Hon. Fatuhu, who represents the Daura/Sandamu/Mai’adua Federal Constituency of Katsina state, is a critical stakeholder of the APC in Katsina state.
“After a crucial meeting this evening, Hon. Fatah has rescinded his earlier decision to leave the party and also restated his commitment to work towards promoting the progressive ideals of our party, especially in this build-up to the elections.”
According to Shettima, the meeting was attended by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, and Hon. Nasiru Sani Zangon Daura, a member representing Zango/Baure Federal Constituency and candidate of the Katsina North Senatorial District in the 2023 elections.