Ambassador to South Africa Resigns, Dumps APC for PDP

The Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned.
He has also renounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Ibeto was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria on Sunday and on Monday morning, he handed over his letter of resignation at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Ibeto was a Deputy Governor of Niger State on the platform of PDP.
The former Deputy Governor was said to have been received by over 1,000 supporters on his way to Ibeto.
It was gathered that while in Ibeto, the ex-Ambassador would first resign his membership of the APC and register with PDP membership.
Sources said that he would join governorship race immediately he registered with PDP.
It could be recalled that former Ambassador was a member of the PDP until the primary election of the party in November 2014, during which he lost the governorship ticket to Umar Nasko, a former Chief of Staff to ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu.
He resigned his membership of the PDP along with thousands of his supporters after complaining about “the injustice” melted to him by the then ruling party.
Ibeto was the vehicle on which the incumbent APC governor rode to victory, leading his campaign to all the 274 wards in the state.
In 2027, he was was appointed an Ambassador and posted to South Africa by President Muhammed Buhari.

Author: News Editor

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