The Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for North-West, Mallam Salihu Lukman, has officially quit his position, News About Nigeria reports.
He handed in his resignation letter to the Acting National Chairman of the party, Senator Abubakar Kyari, on Wednesday.
Adamu’s removal was influenced by his failure to explain the whereabouts of over N30 billion from the sale of nomination forms.
On the other hand, Omisore faced accusations of mismanaging funds meant for campaigns in Osun state.
In his resignation letter, Lukman stated that he is leaving the party because he believes there have been illegal activities and interference in the party’s affairs, which goes against the original vision of the party’s founders.
He chose to step down to avoid becoming a distraction to the party’s leaders and especially to the young government of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Lukman will still remain a member of the party and hopes that the leaders, especially President Tinubu, will rectify any unjust and illegal actions, which are important for the party to uphold democratic and progressive values.
He thanked Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the former Kaduna State Governor, for nominating him and supporting him throughout his time in the party.
Despite resigning from his position, Lukman pledged to continue supporting the party in any way he can from the background.
On Tuesday, Tinubu held a meeting with Abdullahi Adamu and Iyiola Omisore at Aso Rock Villa.