Breaking: Sheriff Rejoins APC Today
Naija News learnt that Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State and three term senator, was reported by several medium that he will return along with PDP’s 2015 gubernatorial candidate in Borno State, Alhaji Gambo Lawan.
Alhaji Gambo Lawan who also confirmed that they would be received by the APC leadership in Abuja today said;
“Yes, we have moved to the APC; I and former Governor Sheriff have left the PDP for the APC and there are reasons. “Sheriff for instance is only going back home; he is the father of APC in Borno, he is a founding member of the party because he partook in taking the ANPP as one of the legacy parties that formed the APC.
“He only left the APC in 2015 when he was unfairly treated during the sharing of leadership positions when his candidate for the national secretary, Matawalli Kashim Imam was short-changed.
“So there is nothing new; Sheriff is the face of APC in Borno and the North East; he is the one who enthroned the incumbent governor and is behind the success story of many politicians.
“For me, I am not use to defection but was compelled to leave the PDP because it has been hijacked by some few people; the party has not reformed. “And most importantly, politics is local; Borno is APC and it is for President Buhari. Our joining the party with millions of our supporters will strengthen it in Borno and environs,” he said.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, also confirmed the defection that Senator Sheriff would be received formally into the party
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