A former member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a post on his Twitter handle on Saturday, the head of Bola Tinubu campaign group said he would announce his new political party soon.
Jibrin wrote: “I have done my best for APC. Its time to move on. I will announce my new political party within the next 24 hours insha Allah. I will make a formal statement in due course.”
I have done my best for APC. Its time to move on. I will announce my new political party within the next 24 hours insha Allah. I will make a formal statement in due course. Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin
— Abdulmumin Jibrin (@AbdulAbmJ) May 7, 2022
This is coming hours after the former House appropriation committee chairman described APC as a great party.
“HON ABDULMUMIN JIBRIN KOFA CONTINUE POLITICAL CONSULTATION IN KANO in support of our great party APC, political aspirations of Governor Ganduje, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his goodself in Kano,” he had written earlier.
Naija News cannot immediately ascertain why he decided to leave the ruling party, but concerns have mounted in recent weeks that the APC might allow northern candidates to contest its ticket.
Jibrin has consistently argued that southern candidates should be given exclusive rights to contest the presidential ticket in line with equity.