A federal lawmaker representing the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Shina Peller, has officially renounced his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Hon peller made this known in a statement he personally signed and made available to DAILY GIST on Thursday night.
DAILY GIST reports that his exit from the ruling party is coming after he lost Oyo North senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Fatai Buhari.
Buhari scored 570 votes against Peller’s five votes, ending the lawmaker’s four-year stint in the National Assembly.
Peller who was elected to the House in 2019 had declined to seek a second term in order to honour an agreement to rotate the seat in his constituency.
The resignation letter was addressed to APC Ward 9 chairman, Koso in Iseyin local government area, Oyo State, the legislator wherein he explained the rationale behind his decision.
The letter tilted “APC Membership Renouncement” reads: “I write to formally inform you of the renouncement of my membership from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I took this decision after due consultation with my people from the Oke Ogun region and beyond who feel humiliated by the undemocratic acts and decisions of some gladiators within Oyo State APC.
“President Muhammadu Buhari preached bottom-to-top approach driven APC, but the undemocratic conduct of some party chieftains particularly in Oyo State has shown that the people from the grassroots and the youth will continue to be at the mercy of the few at the top, who impose their preferred candidate against the wish of the people, as recently witnessed in Oyo North Senatorial District where I belong.
“My people have therefore decided that we withdraw our membership of the APC, and I totally align with them as I delved into politics, not for a selfish reason but for the overall interest of Nigerian youths and the people of Oke Ogun. So. I hereby renounce my membership of the APC.
“Thank you so much.”