Nigeria's Ambassador to South Africa Resigns, Joins PDP

Ahmed Musa Ibeto, former Ambassador to South Africa who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party

Nigeria's Ambassador to South Africa has reportedly resigned and also joined the opposition party, PDP..

Ahmed Ibeto, a former deputy governor of Niger State, was appointed ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sources told the Guardian Newspaper that Mr Ibeto submitted his resignation letter at the foreign affairs ministry.

Nigeria's main opposition party, PDP, also confirmed on Tuesday that Mr Ibeto has now joined its fold after leaving the APC.

"The party has no doubts that Senator Saraki, Governor Ahmed and Alhaji Ibeto will contribute immensely to the new order that engender good governance in our nation," the opposition party said in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Govenror Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara also on Tuesday left the APC for the PDP.

Mr Ibeto left the PDP for the APC in the build up to the 2015 general elections. He is expected to seek the Niger governorship ticket on the PDP platform.

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