Alhaji Jibrilla Bindow, a former governor of Adamawa state, has booted the ruling All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
NewsOnline reports that Bindow’s defection comes just 30 days to the 2023 presidential election, slated to hold February 25.
In his resignation letter dated January 20 and addressed to the APC chairman in the Kolere ward of Mubi north LGA of Adamawa, Bindow cited the lack of “genuine reconciliation” of aggrieved members in the party after the 2019 general election and the 2022 primary elections.
Recall that the former governor, Bindow, had lost the party’s governorship ticket to Aisha Binani, a senator representing Adamawa central.
Bindow said though the decision was not an easy one, it was necessary for him and his supporters.
The letter read in part, “I wish to formally notify you of my decision to resign as a member of the All Progressive Congress party (APC) effective from 20th January 2023,” he said in the letter copied to Abdullahi Adamu, national chairman of the party.
“This decision is not an easy one but after deep prayers and wide consultations with my family, stakeholders, and faithful followers across the state and country at large, I have decided to resign my membership.”
“The decision is also a result of a lack of genuine reconciliation of aggrieved stakeholders within the party in Adamawa state since the unfortunate events of the 2019 general elections and the 2022 primary elections,” he said categorically.
“While thanking you and the party, I wish to also inform you that my faithful supporters will be joining me across the state in leaving the party so as to champion the cause of building a harmonious Adamawa that will enshrine unity in our diversity towards our collective development as a people,” Bindow added.
The former governor of Adamawa’s resignation comes after the director of civil society of the APC presidential campaign council, Naja’atu Muhammad, tendered her resignation citing Tinubu’s mental illness and unfit to pilot the affairs of Nigeria.