Jigawa ADC Governorship Candidate, Muhammad Gumel, Expelled From Party

By Damilare Adeleye
Muhammad Gumel
Muhammad Gumel

Barely few days to the rescheduled election, the African Democratic Congress governorship candidate in Jigawa State, Muhammad Gumel, has been expelled over alleged anti-party activities.

The acting state chairman of the party, Kabiru Hussaini, made this known while briefing newsmen in Dutse.

He enjoined members of the ADC to support Mustapha Lamido, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, saying only the PDP could salvage the state from the total collapse it has found itself.

Hussaini explained, “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.”

Meanwhile, according to reports, Muhammad Gumel was said to have relinquished his ADC candidature and taken his support to the All Progressives Congress in the state.

However, while reacting to the suspension, Gumel explained that the acting chairman had no right whatsoever to expel him from the party.

He also alleged that the acting chairman is not recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies, and insisted that Kabiru was expelled from the party by the national headquarters on 22 September 2022.