Senator Modu Sheriff Defects To APC, PDP Celebrate
Barring any change of plans, the former National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Modu Ali Sheriff will return to his former party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi confirmed the move in a statement.
ElombahNews gathered that Sheriff would be received by the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other senior officials of the ruling party.
It could be recalled that Sheriff was last year kicked out of the post of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the Supreme Court.
Reacting to the proposed defection, Malam Abdullahi warns Sheriff that he must “join the Party… at the ward level” if he must defect.
In the statement, he wrote:
“Our attention has been drawn to reports in some sections of the media that the former factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) today at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
“While we are aware of such intentions, we wish to restate our earlier position that anyone who wants to join the Party should do so at the ward level.
“We are happy to welcome new members to our party, but membership cards are not issued at the Party National Secretariat.”
Sheriff was a former governor of Borno State and three term senator at the National Assembly.
Reacting to the departure of Sheriff from the party, Reno Omokri, an aide to former president, Goodluck Jonathan expressed delight at the move.
Taking to his Twitter handle, he wrote:
I congratulate former unwanted factional chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, on his return to his natural habitat, APC. Sheriff is wise. With allegations against him and a soon to be released looters list round the corner, he has carried the broom so his problems will passover!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) April 26, 2018
Other reactions on the defection:
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff the saint of the week 👏@APCNigeria @APCUKingdom @OfficialPDPNig @MBuhari @elrufai @ShehuSani @nasan4me @GEJonathan @The_Jonathanian @Yaksbrother193 @bolaNLee_c @SweetShantel @vashtiy @Em__Umar @Abdulmaleeq76 pic.twitter.com/a0ZSB8Yxck
— Yusha S Abdul (@yusha_abdul) April 26, 2018
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) April 26, 2018
The last time Ali Modu Sheriff joined PDP was when Jonathan approved 1 Billion Dollars for Boko-Haram, few weeks after Buhari approved another 1 Billion Dollars for Boko-Haram he is back to take his own share…. Brilliant Businessman😂😂😂
— Adesina Tosin Nathaniel (@Donteewrites) April 26, 2018