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JUST IN: Tinubu’s Campaign DG Jibrin Joins NNPP

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s campaign director, AbdulMumin Jibrin has dumped the party.

Gatekeepers News reports that Jibrin joined the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

Earlier, Jibrin announced this via his Twitter handle that he has dumped APC said he would announce his new party soon.

“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.

In March 2015, Jibrin contested and got re-elected to the House of Representatives. He was an aspirant for the Speakership of the House but later stepped down for Yakubu Dogara, who went on to win, and emerged Speaker of the eighth Assembly.

He was an APC member who represented the Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State.

Jibrin was the core sponsor and main supporter of the Yakubu Dogara’s eighth Assembly speakership aspiration that led to his emergence.

Dogara later appointed Jibrin as the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, a position he held from 2015 until his resignation in 2016.

A few months after his resignation, Jibrin was suspended by Dogara after a scandal in which he accused the leadership of the lower house of parliament of padding the annual budget and driving corruption.

The suspension lasted for one legislative year, ending in March 2018 after Jibrin reportedly apologised to the House.

Jibrin who had initially been re-elected to his parliamentary seat in the 2019 elections lost in the re-run held in January 2020.

He polled 13,587 votes, losing to the People Democratic Party’s candidate Ali Datti-Yako who had 48,601 votes.

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