Tinubu campaign group DG, Jibrin, dumps APC
The Director-General of the Tinubu Support Group, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has dumped the All Progressives Congress.He announced this via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
The former federal lawmaker said he would announce his new party soon.Director-General of the Bola Tinubu Support Group Council
“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,” he tweeted.
The former House appropriation committee chairman has been leading support groups for Mr Tinubu across northern Nigeria. It was not immediately clear 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.
Mr Jibrin has argued that southern candidates should be given exclusive rights to contest the presidential ticket in line with equity, but northern APC politicians, including Jigawa Governor Abubakar Badaru, have declared their readiness to seek the 2023 presidential ticket.