Adamu Garba, an aspirant who had declared his intention to contest the presidency in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said he is a changed man.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Garba resigned his membership of the APC earlier this week.
The development comes hours after Garba announced that he would no longer purchase the N100 million presidential form of the APC — despite reportedly receiving N83 million in donations for the purchase of the form.
Elucidating his disappointment with the ruling party, the 39-year-old generally apologised to Nigerian youths.
He also said he has “a new deal” for the future.
“Dear Nigerian Youth, I write to sincerely apologise for any of my actions or inactions that might have affected our relationship over time,” Garba’s tweet reads.
“Though inexcusable, I took these actions due to the following reasons:
1. I’m a radical patriotic Nigerian and can’t stand anything that threatens the stability and security of this country.
2. I had such high hopes that things will eventually get better, even as it get worst.
3. I do not accept anything that could truncate our democracy & freedom
“It appears I was wrong in some ways, because things didn’t eventually get better, and in fact, it kept getting worst
“I kept my hopes alive with the belief that changes can better be made from within. But is clear to me that in APC, there’s no plans or future for innovative youth
“Painfully so is the over-financialisation of the political atmosphere.”
He added: “In a third world country where money is generated from natural resources and not human brains, once financialised, there will be no incentive for human lives to get better. Resource will be the focus of leaders
“This means, to some extend, it is better for people to keep dying and giving up on the country than to live and stay here.
“The more they die or suffer or vacate the country, the less competition and pressure on the resources. That’s why our leaders don’t care, but we should.
“I promise you that I am now a fully reformed, baptized and have realized some of my mistakes. I’m ready to move along with you to chat a new course for the future of Nigeria.
“We can’t do this with leaders living in the past.
“I have a new deal for you. A NEW DEAL for the future.
“You have been making me since 2017, I’ve been there for you. You know me, as I endeavor to speak my mind, no filters, no packaging so that you can continue to make & shape me.
“You have shaped me enough, it is time to test me. It’s time to try a VISION beyond any past experiences.
“I am the leader you made. Take me, for my mistakes & imperfections & for my good vision, plans & dreams for Nigeria.
“In the 21st Century, we should replace all forms of past experiences with a Vision for the future. This is A NEW DEAL I have for you. Kindly accept my apologies.”
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.