The Special Adviser to Deputy Senate President on Legal Matters, Daniel Bwala, has dumped the All Progressives Congress.
Bwala, who said his resignation was effective July 10, said it was based on “principles and conviction”.
The aide to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege said all efforts in the country should “gravitate towards uniting our people”.
“Tonight I officially resigned my membership of @OfficialAPCNg on principles and conviction that I hold so dear. At this time of our national existence, our efforts and energy should gravitate towards uniting our people,” he wrote on social media shortly after APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, unveiled Kashim Shettima, also a Muslim, as his running mate.
Defending his choice of a Muslim as his running mate, Tinubu had said, “I am aware that many will continue to focus on a particular detail, the question of his faith.
“However, if we truly understand the challenges upon us as a nation, then we must also see the imperative of placing competence in governance above religious sentiment.”