Nigeria’s high commissioner to South Africa resigns


Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa Mr. Ahmed Musa Ibeto has resigned and is set to quit the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ibeto who was a former deputy governor of Niger state was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria on Sunday and on Monday morning submitted his letter of resignation at the ministry of external affairs.

The high commissioner who was in Minna on Tuesday went to his country home in Magama local government area of Niger State.

Sources close to the former deputy governor disclosed that Ibeto would first resign his membership of the ruling APC but it is not yet certain which party the envoy would join.

Indications from his close friends and associates said he may likely the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It was learnt that Ibeto is considering occupying the number one seat of the state and vying under the PDP.

Ibeto had resigned his membership of the PDP after he lost the PDP gubernatorial ticket to Umar Nasko in 2015.

In 2017, he was appointed an ambassador and posted to South Africa by President Muhammed Buhari.

The Nation




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