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Trending: Ali Modu Sheriff Defects To APC



Senator Ali Modu Sheriff reading his defection speech

Former National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Modu Ali Sheriff, on Thursday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State and three term senator, will return along with PDP’s 2015 gubernatorial candidate in Borno State, Alhaji Gambo Lawan.

Daily Trust has on Wednesday authoritatively reported that the APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, confirmed that Senator Sheriff would be received formally into the party today in Abuja.

A member of the Borno State Executive Council who spoke with Daily Trust said they were aware Sheriff would join the party.


“Yes, the governor is aware but you should know that membership of political party is a personal thing. The governor will not stop Sheriff from joining APC. You are all aware that the governor did not stop him when he wanted to leave the party after the 2015 general elections”, he said.

A senior party operative who confirmed the planned defection said that Sheriff would be received by the national chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other senior officials of the ruling party.

It can be recalled that Senator  Sheriff, last year, lost the post of the National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a long battle that was finally settled at the Supreme Court.