A top member of the All Progressives Congress and Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa has dumped the party after resigning. Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned according to reports.
He has also dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress and crossed over to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Ahmed 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 party of PDP.
Checks revealed on Tuesday that Ahmed Ibeto have left Minna for his home town of Ibeto in Magama Local Government Area of the state.
According to sources, the former deputy governor was received by over 1,000 supporters on his way to Ibeto.
Sources gathered that while in Ibeto, the ex-ambassador would first resign his membership of the APC and assume PDP membership.
A source close to the former deputy governor told our correspondent 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.
Also, last year, he was was appointed an ambassador and posted to South Africa by President Muhammed Buhari.