2023: APC Governorship Aspirant In Plateau Dumps Party

By Damilare Adeleye
Ambassador Yohana Margif
Ambassador Yohana Margif

Ambassador Yohana Margif, a governorship aspirant in Plateau State, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress two days after the conclusion of governorship screening.

Margif announced his decision to quit the party in a statement made available to journalists in Jos on Wednesday.

He had earlier bought the APC expression of interest/nomination forms for the governorship election ahead of the 2023 general elections.

However, in a letter dated May 17, 2022, which was presented to the APC ward Chairman of Margif/Kopmur Ward in Mushere, Bokkos LGA, which was also copied to the APC LG and state executives, Margif decried the collapse of internal democracy in the Plateau State APC, impunity and imposition of unpopular candidates as part of his reasons for leaving the party.

After his withdrawal from the party's governorship race, he said the money he paid to the APC for the purchase of forms should be used as his own part of donation to foster the growth of democracy on the Plateau, Nigeria and Africa at large and not for the APC, insisting that the bridge of the APC to plateau state has broken and in total collapse.

Meanwhile, his announcement came barely two days after the ruling APC had concluded its screening for governorship aspirants across the country.

He is yet, however, to disclose his new party.