The plan by former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed.
Sheriff’s hope to have APC’s national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, and other members of the party National Working Committee (NWC) receive him as a member of the party at APC’s Abuja headquarters turned out to be a stillborn.
Reports in the media had claimed that Sheriff, along with his supporters would on Thursday afternoon be received by the APC leadership in Abuja, but that never happened.
But a statement by APC national secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, the party directed Sheriff to go to his ward to join the party.
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“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,” the terse statement read.
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