The Director-General of the Tinubu Support Group, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has dumped the All Progressives Congress.
he announced this via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
The former federal lawmaker said he would announce his new party soon. His departure from the APC occurred weeks to the presidential primary of the party scheduled to hold by end of May.
“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,” he tweeted.
In February, Jibrin had said a Muslim-Muslim ticket does not matter if the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, becomes the presidential candidate of the ruling party in the 2023 general elections.
Jibrin, a former member of the House of Representatives who led the campaign for Femi Gbajabiamila to become Speaker of the 9th House, said Nigerians are more interested in the quality of persons to occupy public offices.
Responding to a question of the ethnoreligious configuration should Tinubu, a Muslim, emerge as the candidate of the APC, Jibrin said, “I completely agree and understand that our country is sensitive when it comes to politics, the issue of ethnic and religious considerations. It is very serious. Nobody can sweep that under the carpet.”
He added, “But talking personally and weighing the mood of the country, I can assure you that if you give people a choice of someone who will come and improve on what we already have on ground, and revamp the economy and increase every aspect and every part of the country, people will just want to see progress. People just want to see development. For me, it doesn’t matter.
“If you bring a Christian-Christian presidency or a Muslim-Muslim presidency, for me, personally, it doesn’t matter. Even within the party and my TSG, we have had this conversation.”