Jibrin’s departure from APC nothing to do with Tinubu – Campaign official

Nigerian House of Representatives Member Abdulmumin Jibrin

A member of the Bola Tinubu Campaign Organisation says the resignation of its campaign director-general Abdulmumin Jibrin from the APC has nothing to do with Bola Tinubu, a presidential aspirant of the party.

The former federal lawmaker’s resignation had nothing to do with Tinubu or Jibrin’s work as DG of the Tinubu Support Group Management Council, the source who pleaded anonymity told NAN.

Jibrin, who represented the Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State in 2015, announced his resignation from the APC via Twitter on Saturday.

He belonged to a faction of the APC in Kano State led by former governor Ibrahim Shekarau that lost out at the Supreme Court last Friday to Governor Abdulahi Ganduje’s faction.

The Supreme Court had dismissed the appeal filed by the G-7 faction of the APC led by Shekarau, challenging the ward and local government congresses conducted by the Ganduje faction of the party.

The source, however, told NAN that Jibrin’s resignation had to do with local issues in Kano APC.

He said: “However, I understand Asíwájú Tinubu is intervening to resolve the matter with the party leadership in Kano.”

According to reports, Ganduje has moved to stop Jibrin’s defection from the party.