- It's a huge loss for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as one of its former governors resigned his membership of the party
- Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow, a former governor of Adamawa state, announced his resignation in a letter addressed to the APC chairman in his ward
- Though the former governor did not state the party he is defecting to, there are strong indications that he is moving to the PDP
Adamawa state - The immediate-past governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general election.
Bindow' officially resigned his membership of the party via a letter addressed to the APC chairman of Kolere Ward, Mubi North local government area of Adamawa State, dated January 20, 2023, Leadership reported.
Bindow added that his ‘faithful supporters’ across the state will be joining him in leaving the APC so as to champion the cause of building a harmonious Adamawa.
The former governor, however, did not mention his next political party.
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Why I quit the APC, Bindow reveals
Senator Bindow explained that he decided to leave the APC due to a lack of genuine reconciliation of aggrieved stakeholders within the party in Adamawa state since the 2019 defeat and the aftermath of the 2022 APC primary elections.
“I wish to formally notify you of my decision to resign as a member of the All Progressive Congress party (APC) effective from 20th January, 2023.
Bindow said the decision to leave the APC was not easy but he took the step after praying over it and consulting with his family, stakeholders and faithful followers across the state.
The former governor thanked the party just as he added that his followers are leaving with him as he moved on "to champion the cause of building a harmonious Adamawa that will enshrine unity in our diversity towards our collective development as a people."
Bindow may move to PDP
Though Bindow has not officially stated his next party, there are strong indications that he may be joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A previous report by Legit.ng indicated that the former governor had earlier made his defection to the PDP known to Governor Umaru Fintiri through a delegation of 250 leaders of his support groups.
The leader of the support group Abdullahi Bakari spoke at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yola on Monday, January 9.