A former lawmaker who represented Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano state, Abdulmumuni Jibrin has returned to private life following his defeat by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aliyu Datti Yako at Saturday’s rerun poll.
In tweets posted on his official Twitter account, Jibrin said he was accompanied by his son, Abdulrahman on his return as chairman of his unnamed company.
Jibrin, who was at the centre of Budget padding controversy during his time as the House Committee Chairman on Appropriation lost the seat he won in the 2019 general election after the Court of Appeal ordered a rerun poll following the success of Yako’s petition. Yako had challenged Jibrin’s victory alleging irregularities in the election that produced him.
The former lawmaker fell out with members of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), leading to the Party top echelon working against him in the rerun polls. He polled 13,587 votes to Yako’s 48,601 votes. Yako has attributed his victory to the support of the state’s governor, Umar Ganduje.