by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The immediate past deputy governor of Kaduna state, Arc. Barnabas Bala Bantex, has publicly announced his exit from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) party.
The former deputy governor, who served under the first term of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, said he sincerely apologize, especially for his inability to convince his people in trying to defend what he knew.
Bala Bantex, who hails from Kaura local government area of Southern Kaduna, in Kaduna state, stressed that he’s bowing out of partisan politics entirely because of challenges faced, and asked for prayers for God’s intervention.
The ex-governor, who made the remarks in a forum with Southern Kaduna People’s Union, SOKAPU, during the week, said even though the security issue ravaging the country and his people is being given national solution, he cannot convince his people to agree or be-love him; hence, he decided to apologize to them.
Responding, SOKAPU president, Hon. Jonathan Asake, said he needs people to join voices against atrocities going on against his people, which stopped innocent farmers from farming, harvesting, going to school and without good health facilities, and who don’t know what they have done.
It’s recalled that the Southern Kaduna people are predominantly supporters of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP.