2023 Presidential hopeful, Adamu Garba, apologized to Nigerian youths for pulling down the APC party’s flag in his office following his withdrawal of membership from the party, IGBERETV reports.
Adamu Garba who was seeking for the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC declared his withdrawal from the party on Wednesday stating that he could no longer tolerate the path APC is taking.
The politician and tech expert who lamented the price tag on the party’s presidential forms among others said APC has shown in the last few days that it is more concerned about money than settling for competency.
He said he could no longer accept anything that could truncate the country’s democracy and freedom, hence the decision to leave APC.
The presidential aspirant in a thread of tweets on Thursday morning apologized to Nigerian youths for his previous actions that might have hurt them.
Garba assured the public that he is now a fully reformed, baptized person, adding that he has realized some of his mistakes and is ready to move along with the youths to chat a new course for the future of Nigeria, Naija News reports.
His statement reads:
“Dear Nigerian Youth, I write to sincerely apologize for any of my actions or inactions that might have affected our relationship over time.
“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 lightest 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 are no plans or future for innovative youth.
“Painfully so is the over-financialisation of the political atmosphere.
“In a third world country where money is generated from natural resources & not human brains, once financialised, there will be no incentive for human lives to get better.
Garba added: “Resource will be the focus of leaders. This means, to some extent people should keep dying and giving up on the country than living and staying 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 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.”