ADC expels Jigawa gov candidate, supports PDP
The African Democratic Congress in Jigawa State has expelled its governorship candidate in the state, Muhammad Gumel, over alleged anti-party activities.
The acting state chairman of the party, Kabiru Hussaini, stated this while briefing newsmen in Dutse, the state capital.
Hussaini urged members of the ADC to support the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mustapha Lamido, adding that only the PDP could salvage the state from total collapse.
“We are directing all our Party’s supporters to support the PDP gubernatorial candidate because it’s only the PDP that can salvage the state from total collapse,” he said.
The ADC governorship candidate, Gumel, has reportedly relinquished his candidature and shifted his support to the All Progressives Congress.
Reacting to the development, Gumel said the acting chairman had no right to expel him from the party.
He said the acting chairman was expelled from the party by the national headquarters on 22 September 2022, and is not recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies.