The former governor of Adamawa State, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bindow officially resigned his membership of the party via a letter addressed to the APC chairman of Kolere Ward, Mubi North local government area of Adamawa State, dated January 20, 2023, and sighted by our correspondent on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
Bindow, who did not mention his next political party, however, added that his ‘faithful supporters’ across the state will be joining him in leaving the APC so as to champion the cause of building a harmonious Adamawa.
The former governor in the letter said; “The need to salvage is above all personal interests.”
Bindow added, “The painful decision was taken after deep prayers and wide consultations with family members, stakeholders and faithful followers within and outside Adamawa state.”
The former governor has declared his support for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the incumbent governor, Ahmadu Finriri, who defeated him in 2019.
He noted that “it’s time to abandon politics of bitterness in the interest of the nation.”
He added, “The unfortunate event of the 2019 general election and the 2022 Governorship primaries among many reasons remains the main crux of why I’m resigning from APC.”
Bindow expressed worry that the lack of genuine reconciliation with aggrieved stakeholders within the party in Adamawa state since the last primaries also explains why he no longer feels at home in the APC.
His resignation has laid to rest rumours that he was leaving the APC in the buildup to the 2023 general elections.