An aspirant in the 2023 governorship primary election in Bauchi state, Farouk Mustapha, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a post shared on his Facebook account, he left the party after suffering defeat in the primary election, losing the ticket to former Air Chief, Sadique Baba Abubakar on Thursday, May 26, 2022. According to the post, Mustapha announced his resignation from the party at the weekend but has not revealed his new party.
His letter reads: “After long analysis and consulting with my family and political partners, I have decided to leave APC. “I am very grateful to the leaders and members of APC for the opportunity they gave me, I joined the party, and even contested for governor in it. I will never forget this attendance. joined APC party to contribute towards development in Bauchi state! Except I don’t have the same decision with the leaders of the party. That’s why I decided to move somewhere else to continue my struggle for betterment of our community.
In the letter he addressed to the APC chairman, Nasarawa B Kasuwaa, in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area, Mustapha expressed appreciation to the leadership of the APC for providing him the opportunity to run for the governorship ticket of the party in Bauchi.
Mustapha affirmed: “It is on this premise that I forward to you my resignation as a member of the party effective from today, June 10, 2022.”