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Buhari, ex-PDP factional chairman Sheriff hold secret meeting



Buhari, ex-PDP factional chairman Sheriff hold secret meeting

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali-Modu Sheriff, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

Sheriff who was sacked as the opposition chairman through a Supreme Court judgment, was during his battle to remain the chairman of the PDP, accused of working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to destroy the PDP.

The former governor of Borno State had also last year after losing the legal battle over PDP chairmanship met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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One of his sons is said to be married to a daughter of President Buhari.

Sheriff officially defected to the ruling party just recently.

Sheriff, who had arrival at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the meeting at about 2.42pm, had assured State House correspondents that he was going to speak with them at the end of the meeting.

However after the meeting that lasted for about an hour, the former Borno State governor briefly greeted some state governors at the Presidential Villa, who were there for a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

He apparently avoided newsmen not minding his initial promise.


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