State Chairmen of Ali Modu Sheriff faction of PDP join APC

State Chairmen of Ali Modu Sheriff faction of PDP join APC

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who previous 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, will rejoin the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) this afternoon.

Former factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has been blocked by some forces within the party from officially retuning to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Blueprint has learnt.

The Police yesterday averted what would have been a bloody clash between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Prof Congress (APC) in Benin.

It took a Supreme Court verdict to declare his opponent, former Kaduna Governor, Ahmed Makarfi, as the authentic leader of the PDP.

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And the ceremony was held at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, contrary to the statement by the publicity secretary that they should join the party in their wards.

"I want to commend you for taking this bold step because some of you have never known any other party except PDP".

The party has, however, told the former Borno governor to approach his ward if he actually meant to re-join its fold, but his supporters including Senator Hope Uzodinma, Sen.

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He assured that being politicians of repute, the new members were in a familiar terrain. "Today is a historic day because we have received a great faction". "I want to assure you that you have come home. 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.

He added that the coming of the defectors was deliberate, saying that it was to become part of the population of the APC and part of governance of the country.

Other members who defected included Segun Odebunmi, Kamila Lado Rasheed, Bala Modu Sheriff, Bernard Mela, senator Taslim Folarin, Godluck Ogbia, E.J Agboneyema, senator Abubakar Gada and Nnamdi Richard.

Sheriff who has not been in good terms with the National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is said to have the support of the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie Oyegun in his bid to return to APC.

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