Ali Modu Sheriff defects to APC today
To be received by Odigie-Oyegun…
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who 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, is set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC today.
According to multiple sources, Sheriff is moving over to the ruling party along with his supporters mostly those who were with him in the factional executive of the PDP while he served as national chairman of the ruling party.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, confirmed to newsmen on Wednesday that Senator Sheriff would be received formally into the party today.
Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, who served as deputy national chairman of the PDP while Sheriff was chairman was at the APC national secretariat on Wednesday to put finishing touches to the defection which is expected to take place by noon today.
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.
The planned defection of Sheriff is set to reset the political narrative in his native Borno State where Sheriff had been at odds with the incumbent governor, Alhaji Kasshim Shettima and the mainstream of the party in the state.