Ex-Tinubu’s campaigner, Jibrin wins Reps seat under NNPP

Ex-Tinubu’s campaigner, Jibrin wins Reps seat under NNPP

Safiu Kehinde

Former Director General of Biola Tinubu Support Group, Abdulmumin Jibrin has emerged winner of the Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency election in Kano State under the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

Jibrin, who left the All Progressives Congress (APC) last year to join Rabiu Kwankwanso’s NNPP, secured the legislative seat with 46,003 votes as against APC’s 34,590 votes according to the results.

When he parted ways with the APC last year, Jibrin had said his seven-year stay with the ruling party had been one of the frustrating years in his career.

In a statement issued to announce his departure last year, he had revealed that he had no problem with the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, but with a ‘vengeful man’ in the APC leadership who has been so keen on ruining his career and as such had to leave. Though he didn’t name anyone in particular, it was said that the ‘man’ in question is Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

“Asiwaju did his best to intervene to prevent my exit from the party. Not because it would affect his campaign in any way but for the genuine likeness he has for me. Unfortunately, wherever this man after my career function, I feel a sense of obligation to flee for my political safety. It’s one toxicity I’m no longer prepared to endure, and I do want to use this opportunity to apologize to the entire BAT family across the country for whatever embarrassment or inconvenience my sudden exit from the APC must’ve caused,” Jibrin had said.


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