The leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Nigeria has snubbed former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, who was scheduled to join the ruling party in Abuja today.
Sherrif who was billed to be received at the national headquarters by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other members of the party’s National Working Committee was asked to go and join at his ward level.
A statement was issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in which he directed Modu-Sheriff to join the party in his ward.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to reports in some sections of the media that the former factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress 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.”