Ahmed Ibeto, the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa has resigned his position.
He also renounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and returned to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he was a deputy governor in Niger State in the last dispensation.
Sources in Minna, capital city of Niger State say Ibeto resigned from the position and joined the PDP to be able to contest for the state’s governorship in 2019.
Ibeto was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria on Sunday and on Monday morning, he handed over his letter of resignation at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Findings revealed that the former Ambassador left Minna for his home town of Ibeto in Magama Local Government Area of the state.
He was said to have been received by over 1,000 supporters on his way to Ibeto.
It could be recalled that former Ambassador 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.
Ibeto was the vehicle on which the incumbent APC governor rode to victory, leading his campaign to all the 274 wards in the state.
Also, last year, he was was appointed an ambassador and posted to South Africa by President Muhammed Buhari.