APC further disunited Nigerians – Ibeto

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Nigerian former Ambassador to South Africa and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Niger State, Alhaji Ahmed Musa Ibeto, has said that he would not return to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) he left last month.
H e accused the ruling party of causing more division than uniting the various ethnic nationalities in Niger State and Nigeria.
The immediate past Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa also came hard on the APC in reaction to speculations that he was acting the script of “some power brokers” to get the PDP ticket and in the event of his winning would defect back to the ruling party.
Ibeto, who was the deputy to the former Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, in Minna on Monday said, “I have heard the rumour. At my age I know what I want for myself and for my state. I will not return to the APC after winning with the ticket of the PDP.
“I cannot see myself going back to APC. By next year I will be 60 I should not be seen as a person without principles. I am a straightforward individual I do what I am convinced that I should do.”
Ibeto, who recently inaugurated his gubernatorial campaign committee for the 2019 race, expressed optimism that he would win the PDP ticket and go ahead to become the next governor having gathered enough experience required for the state’s number one seat.
On the possibility of being branded a returnee and denied the ticket, Ibeto said that he has been talking with other PDP contestants on the way forward and to prove he could do a better job than what the APC administration has done in the past three years if given the mandate.

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