The Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned and is also said to be set to renounce his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ibeto, who was a deputy governor of Niger State on the platform of PDP, was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria on Sunday and on Monday morning handed over his letter of resignation at the Ministry of External Affairs before returning to Minna on Monday evening.
He, on Tuesday left Minna for his home town of Ibeto in Magama Local Government Area of the state where he was received by over 1,000 of his supporters.
Ibeto is expected to first resign his membership of the APC and assume membership of the PDP and would then join the governorship race.
He 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 and was appointed an ambassador and posted to South Africa by President Muhammed Buhari.