Buhari, APC Betrayed Nigerians – Yakasai

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Alhaji Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a former side to governor Ganduje of Kano, on Monday accused President Muhammadu Buhari, and the ruling All Progressives Congress of betraying the trust of Nigerians.

Yakasai jnr who addressed Reporters in Kano subsequently announced his exit from the party he joined in February, 2013.

The former Director General, Media and Publicity to Ganduje was fired for allegedly telling the truth to power while in office

Yakasai lamented that “Regretfully, the trust and confidence we reposed in the APC (the government as well as the party) on two occasions (first and second terms) was betrayed.

He stressed “If anything, things became worse in the second term. The benefit of the doubt we gave the party in the first term vanished as we moved deeper into the second term.”

The tough talking former DG Media to Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said “Failure’, our people say, ‘is an orphan’, especially when everyone recognises it as such. No one in his right mind want to be associated with it. But in the case of the ruling APC, those in power do not see themselves as having failed Nigerians.”

Commenting further, Tanko Yakasai explained “On the contrary, they perceive themselves as performing excellently. They douse themselves in self praise, self congratulations, and self centered behavior in public office. Many people in this country will rightly see their conduct as delusional.”

According to him “But the privileged ones in office today hardly notice the reality surrounding the lives of ordinary citizens: No food, no portable water, no stable power supply, no jobs for the youth, no regular salary for public servants, no pensions and gratuity paid; no respect for government agreement with university teachers; “

He added that “no control over inflation, no security of life and property, and no defeat of the stubborn insurgency in the north-east, with petroleum theft in the south-south becoming an existential threat to the entire nation.”

He stated that “But as I solemnly committed myself in December 2000 when I made my first entry into partisan politics over 2 decades ago, I will not just speak truth to power, I will try and live the truth that I speak no matter the cost.”

Tanko Yakasai disclosed that in the course of defending the ruling party, and government, “I survived arrows and bullets shot at me by evil forces in both the real and virtual worlds. I am equally mindful of the campaign promises we made to the people as a party. I am fully aware of the fact that the APC leadership nationwide have fallen short of those promises.”

Sequel to these turn of events, he announced “
I have therefore reached a point in my life where I have decided to embark on a new political journey to ensure that I stick to my beliefs and principles.”

Yakasai concluded that “It is in this light that, after due consultation with my political mentors, constituents, friends and family, I resolved to exit the APC.My membership of the party cease from today, 21st March, 2022.

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