Manir Muhammad Dan Iya, deputy governor of Sokoto, has denied resigning from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was according to a letter signed by Dan Iya’s director of press, Aminu Abubakar, on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
Abubakar said the deputy governor was not aware of the letter, adding that he is still a bonafide member of the party.
The letter reads partly; “Our attention has been drawn to a letter purportedly issued in Sokoto that the Sokoto State Deputy Governor Hon. Manir Dan’iya stating had resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“This is untrue and a blatant lie. Hon. Manir Dan’iya is still a bonafide member of the PDP, to which he reaffirmed his unwavering loyalty and support.
“He is hereby dissociating himself from any such letter stating that he had left the PDP. NIGERIA.”
In a viral letter circulating online on Thursday, the Sokoto deputy governor allegedly wrote to his ward chairperson that he has resigned from the PDP.
“I write to notify you of the withdrawal of my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with effect from 8t February 2023. I appreciate the opportunities given to me, which made me serve in various capacities under the PDP,” the purported letter reads.