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I am Still a Member of APC, I Have Not Resigned – Bolaji Abdullahi

Mallam Bolaji Abdulllahi is still a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Reports of Abdullahi’s defection have been widely reported on social media just as news broke about the defection of his mentor, Senate President Bukola Saraki, from the APC.

“But I have not tendered my resignation,” Abdullahi told Premium Times by telephone Tuesday night. “And I did not tell anyone I have done so.”

There were speculations that Abdullahi was leaving the party on Tuesday.

“It is not true that I have resigned and let me emphasis that there is no iota of truth in that report. I can understand where the speculation is coming from, perhaps because I was absent during the NWC meeting on Monday.

“However, the speculators didn’t know that I told my colleagues that I was away in Kwara State.

“I want to put it on record that I came through the front door and if I want to leave, I will leave through the front door,” Abdullahi clarified.

Abdullahi, who was reelected spokesperson for the APC at the party’s national convention last month, has been a key ally of Mr Saraki for years.

In 2014, he was fired from President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet as sports minister, after Saraki left the then-ruling Peoples Democratic Party for the APC, which was then the newly-emerged main opposition. His loyalty to Saraki is believed to have cost him his ministerial job.

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