A Kano fire brand female politician for decades, Hajiya Najatu Muhammad has called it quits with the Nigerian type of politics.
In a letter to the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) where she hung until today, January 21, Najatu said that after much reflection and careful consideration, she had decided to part ways with party politics.
“I have come to the realization that my values and beliefs no longer align with party politics. “Our political parties have no ideological differences and are simply robes that politicians wear to serve their personal needs and interests at any given time.
“As a result of which we see politicians changing from one robe to another whenever it suites them.
“What is important at this point in time is the individual wearing the robe and not the robe itself.”
Najatu however pledged her commitment to supporting individuals that are truly interested in addressing the root causes of our challenges as a nation.
She stressed that for her to remain true to such commitment, she would be willing to take bold and decisive steps.
“Quitting party politics at this point in time is one of such steps.
“We all recognize that Nigeria is facing many challenges, including insecurity, poverty, inequality, and lack of access to basic services. “Such challenges require the consolidated efforts of competent and patriotic leadership across every level of governance.
“Nigerians must be aware of the severity of their situation after the dismal failures of leadership the country has experienced over the years.
“Nigerians must be aware of the consequences of their decisions and their choices.
“Therefore, restricting ones choice to a single political party will be detrimental to the development of our country and our democracy.”
She said that as a Nigerian fighting for a better Nigeria, she would remain deeply committed to the struggle for a more just and equitable society.
She believed that all Nigerians deserve the opportunity to live a life of dignity, security and opportunity.
According to Najatu, Nigeria has a long history of struggle to build a better future for all its citizens, saying that despite many challenges, “we remain resolute to overcome them and create a more prosperous, stable, and just society.
“I remain committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of all citizens, and promoting a culture of tolerance and respect. “I believe that diversity is one of our greatest strengths and that by working together, we can build a stronger, more united country.”