Contrary to the resignation claim by Hajiya Naja’atu Mohammed, who was the Director of Civil Society Organisations of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, the Tinubu Media Office said she was sacked for incompetence and for being a mole in the campaign council.
Naja’atu made the news when she announced her resignation on Saturday, citing what she called the lack of ideological differences among the nation’s political parties.
Although the ex-APC bigwig renounced partisan politics in the wake of her resignation, she declared support for the presidential ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, less than 24 hours later.
In a statement issued by the Tinubu Media Office and signed by Mahmud Jega on Tuesday, the Asiwaju/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council said Naja’atu was relieved of her duties after she was discovered to be working for “desperate opponents.”
The statement read in part, “The Asiwaju/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council received with amusement the hasty ‘resignation’ of Hajiya Naja’atu Mohammed from her position as Director of Civil Society Organisations just before she was sacked for incompetence, quarrelsomeness and after being uncovered to be a mole planted in our winning campaign in order to leak sensitive information to our desperate opponents.
“Although she deceived the gullible public by claiming that she resigned, her sack letter with ignominy from the campaign and the party had just arrived at her desk. Her desperate, fact-free, machination-filled, and imaginary utterances since her sack from the campaign has proved beyond doubt that she was unfit to serve in the first place until it was discovered that she was actually a mole.
“Not being a medical doctor but whose profession in the last three decades was as a political jobber and expert name-dropper, she nevertheless issued a pseudo-medical report on our presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, after a brief meeting in London.
“Even the association of native doctors would sack her for quackery and for reaching a medical conclusion without any test.
“Despite his position as the clear front runner in the 2023 presidential race, Asiwaju has been running the most punishing campaign schedule of any of the presidential candidates, and has already visited many parts of the country with an almost non-stop schedule of rallies, town hall meetings and meetings with professional, community, business and religious groups and associations.”
Urging the public to be wary of her, the media arm of the APC Presidential Campaign Council lamented, “Naja’atu claimed that when she asked Asiwaju what plans he had for the North, he answered that he had none,” a claim it described as “strange and questions the integrity of the woman and her story.”