By Ismail Auwal
A member representing Dawakin Tofa, RiminGado constituency in the House of Representatives, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dawakin Tofa is the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s constituency.
Jobe who is a member of the Shekarau led G7 cited the crisis rocking the party in the state as a reason for his resignation.
“After careful consultations with my teaming supporters and political allies, we realized that it will serve no meaning to remain in APC due to the current APC crisis in Kano State.”
According to a source close to the lawmaker, plans are on the way for him to defect to the newly formed New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
The source also confided in our reporter that a crisis has also erupted in the G-7 over allegations that Senator Ibrahim Shekarau (APC Kano factional leader) had secretly reconciled with Governor Ganduje in order to secure his senatorial seat in 2023.
Shekarau was said to have held a series of secret meetings with Ganduje in order to appease him so that he could reclaim his senatorial seat.
This unexpected compromise angered Senator Jibrin Barau, who is also a member of the G-7 group, and was said to have openly attacked Shekarau for what he called a “betrayal of trust” while they were pursuing their case in the Supreme Court.
Both Shekarau and Barau supporters were seen verbally attacking each other on social media, with Barau supporters labelling Shekarau a “betrayer.