- The road to the 2023 presidential election is becoming intriguing as the day goes by with different drama emanating from various political parties
- In what seems like a shocking revelation, Abdulmumin Jibrin the campaign manager of Bola Tinubu on Saturday, May 9 announced his departure from ruling party APC
- Jibrin, 45, however stated that he will be announcing his next political party soon as Nigerians took to social media to react
The Director-General of the Tinubu Support Group, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has announced his departure from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Jubrin made the announcement via his official Twitter handle @AbdulAbmj on Saturday, May 7.
The 45-year-old former lawmaker and Kano-born politician in his tweet revealed that he will be announcing his new political party soon.
“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."
Nigeria reacts to Jibrin's departure from APC
In reaction to the shocking announcement by Jibrin, some Nigerians and political enthusiasts took to social media to vent their opinions.
A twitter @saidanamana said:
"Fact is, the APC will not lose sleep over the purported exit of Abdulmumin Jibrin and neither will the BAT campaign circle. His exit qill hardly make any dent on the party's chances."
Meanwhile, @aonanuga1956 while contributing his opinion in the comment section stated that Jibrin and Tinubu is still at par but the former lawmaker had a rift with Kano chapter of the APC.
"Jibrin has problems with the Kano chapter of the APC. He wants to go back to the House of Reps. He doesn't have any beef with Ahmed Tinubu. I learnt Tinubu is trying to intercede to resolve the problem."
Interestingly, it was gathered that prior to Jibrin's tweet announcing his departure from the ruling party, he had nine hours earlier tweeted about his sojourn to Kano for consultation on behalf of the APC stalwart, Bola Tinubu describing the APC as a great party.
Reacting to the earlier tweet, @alashock said:
"You tweeted this just 9 hours ago, and now you are walking away from the same party. Political ideology died with Nigeria’s founding fathers many decades ago. Shame! Huge shame"