A former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Hajia Najaatu Mohammed, says the party lied about her being sacked.
NEWSBREAK recalls that last Saturday, Muhammad, a former Senator who represented Kano Central, said she has resigned from the ruling party and its PCC.
The politician said she was committed to supporting individuals truly interested in addressing the root causes of Nigeria’s challenges.
Subsequently, she endorsed the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On Monday, the APC PCC said Mohammed was sacked for incompetence and being a mole in its fold.
It said it received with amusement Mohammed’s hasty “resignation” from her position as Director of Civil Society Organizations “just before she was sacked for incompetence, quarrelsomeness and after being uncovered to be a mole planted in our winning campaign in order to leak sensitive information to our desperate opponents”.
“It’s a lie,” Muhammad told This Day in an interview published on Wednesday.
“You know, Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) himself wanted to come to my house. They met my mentor Wamako, and they spoke with a lot of people for me to ceasefire.
“Then, last (Monday) night, I decided that we would ceasefire. But then I saw this (APC’s PCC’s statement alleging she was sacked from the council).
“Asiwaju himself wanted to come to my house to plead with me—I swear to God almighty! They were already running helter-skelter—going from pole to pillar—for certain people that I respect to prevail on me to ceasefire.
“As of last night, I agreed to ceasefire. But when I saw their statement this morning (Tuesday), I sent it to Farouk, and I sent it to Omar Farouk.
“I also sent it to a few other people that were pleading with me. I told them: ‘Ceasefire gone!’ The conversation continues. Everything about them is paralysed. When did they sack me? Could they have written a backdated letter? When you base everything on lies—I swear: yesterday (Monday), I was feeling so bad as so many of them were pleading with me. It’s not good to be arrogant. We must always be humble.”