Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His resignation was contained in a statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.
He said his decision to leave the APC as a difficult one, disclosing that his resignation is coming after due consultation with members of his Akida faction of the APC in Kaduna.
Baba-Ahmed, also cited the ruling party’s gross underperformance as the reason for his action.
“After three years, I need to say that the APC has grossly underperformed, and the party has forfeited any claim to my loyalty and continued membership.
“I do not believe in all conscience, that it should be trusted and encourage to continue to govern our great country beyond 2019,’’ he said.
He added that “This is my decision and mine alone, it is a decision taken after due consultations with the Akida Group, a group that has predated my appointment as Chief of Staff to the President of Senate.
“I will remain active in politics, as this is the main avenue for salvaging our nation from rising insecurity, poverty and bitter divisions,” he said.