President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew Fatuhu Muhammed has said his rival insulted his father, which was why he left the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fatahu Muhammed, son of Buhari’s elder brother, exited the ruling party, with some suggesting it was because he lost his ticket to reelection.
The lawmaker, who represents Daura/Mai’Adua/Sandamu Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the National Assembly, failed to secure his re-election ticket after polling 30 votes, while Aminu Jamo, his rival secured 117 votes.
Since the primaries, there have been clashes between the camps of Fatuhu and Jamo.
Speaking with Daily Trust on Sunday night, Muhammed said he left APC because his rival abused his father.
“I received an audio recording where their candidate (Jamo) called my father, Mamman Dan Baffalo, by name and abused him.
"Mamman Dan Baffallo and President Buhari are of the same father and mother.
“Out of the 26 children born by their father, they are the only males that are from the same father and mother. So, abusing my father is abusing the president.
“So, I said since the issue has gone beyond politics to denigrating the dignity of my parents, I cannot take it any longer, and it is not binding on me to stay in the party, so I decided to leave,” he said.
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