One time factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Senator Modu Ali Sheriff is reportedly planning to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Reports indicate that 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.
Sheriff and his executives have not been favoured by the Uche Secondus-led executive of the PDP.
Sheriff and his men would be received by the national chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other senior officials of the ruling party.
A three-paragraph statement was nevertheless 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.