8th May, 2022
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the resolution of the political crisis in the Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency, that made Abdulmumin Jibrin announce his exit from the party.
This followed the intervention of the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Kano State APC Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, in a statement, said Ganduje has ordered that the crisis be resolved.
According to him, a meeting of all the aspirants form Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency has been called, and Jibrin has signified his intention to attend.
“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has directed the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to immediately take measures for the amicable resolution of the internal differences arising from interested parties seeking nomination to contest election into the Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency.
“To this end, the party secretariat has complied and summoned a stakeholders meeting to discuss the situation in the constituency.
“A statement signed by the chairman of the state chapter of the party, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas revealed that an invitation has been sent to all the aspiring candidates for the position.
“It said Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa has already accepted the proposal and readiness to attend the meeting.
Abbas called on the parties to remain calm and cooperate with the party with a view to resolving the internal crisis and further assured that the meeting would come up with a position acceptable to all the aspirants.
Jibrin, who is one of the coordinators of Tinubu’s campaign announced on Twitter Saturday his decision to leave the APC.
“I have done my best for APC. It’s 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 tweet came hours after he held a well attended rally to promote the political aspirations of Governor Ganduje and Ahmed Tinubu.
Jibrin was a member of the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2019.
He lost the rerun election to a candidate of the PDP in 2020, with the connivance of the APC big wigs in the state.
Jibrin was the chief campaigner of House speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.