Tinubu react to exit of Jibrin from APC
Pampamnews had reported that Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Saturday announced his resignation of the ruling APC membership.
In a tweet on Saturday evening, Jibrin, who is expected to play key role in the coming APC presidential primary election, said he was moving on from the party.
But a member of Tinubu’s campaign organisation, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in confidence, said 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 told NAN that Jibrin’s resignation had to do with local issues in Kano APC.
The source said Tinubu intends to solve the issues in the party.
“However, I understand Asíwájú Tinubu is intervening to resolve the matter with the party leadership in Kano.”
Jibrin who was silent on his next move, also said on his Twitter handle that he would announce developments in due course.
It was gathered that Jibrin belonged to a faction of the APC in Kano State, led by former governor Ibrahim Shekarau, that lost out at the Supreme Court on Friday to the Gov. Abdulahi Ganduje’s faction.
The apex court had on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by the G-7 faction of the APC led by Shekarau.
The appeal challenged the ward and local government congresses conducted by the Ganduje faction of the party.