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Tinubu’s campaign DG, Jibrin quits APC

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
08 May 2022   |   4:05 am
Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jibrin and Tinubu

Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jibrin, who is presently leading the presidential campaign team of former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, announced his intention to quit the party and his new portfolio on his official social media handle yesterday evening.

Jibrin’s shocking notice came less than 48 hours after he accepted to return to the National Assembly after accepting the APC nomination form purchased and presented to him by his Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency at his country home.

In the comment posted by Jibrin, “I have done my best for APC. It’s time to move on. I will announce my new political party within the next 24 hours. I will make a formal statement in due course.”

Efforts to reach out to Jibrin to confirm the rationale behind the fresh development were not successful as he declined to answer calls and reply to a text message. But a close associate who prefers anonymity told The Guardian that Jibrin’s comment was triggered by a fresh plan by the party to deny him the ticket.

The reliable associate revealed that Jibrin who quick to opt out of the party after getting wind of renewed plan being allegedly orchestrated by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to frustrate him for the second time.

Unconfirmed sources hinted that Governor Ganduje has allegedly endorsed his Commissioner for Education, Muhammadu Sanusi Kiru for the Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency seat. 

Reacting, Kano state Commissioner for Information, Malam Mohammad Garba refuted the allegation and insisted that Governor Ganduje will never engage in any action to jeopardise the interest of the party.

The Commissioner, however, told The Guardian that Governor Ganduje has called on stakeholders in the constituency to emergency meetings to resolve all the contentious issues in the constituency.

The DG Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Support Groups Management Council (ABTSGMC) lost his bid to return to the National Assembly during the January 25, 2020 rerun election to the PDP candidate, Aliyu Detti Yako.

The contest that was allegedly characterised by anti-party activities saw the PDP candidate defeated by the APC a few months after he reclaimed Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency from Jibrin.

According to the reliable source, Jibrin may likely withdraw his earlier intention to leave APC following mounting pressure from stakeholders and powerful figures in the party who are already prevailing on him to rethink his decision.