Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are reportedly persuading a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to return to the party.
Sheriff, who was one of the founding fathers of the APC, had left to become the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In the PDP, he fought tooth and nail to remain its National Chairman, until the Supreme Court relieved him of the post.
Now the APC Great Nigeria Group wants him back in the party.
“Before the consummating of the APC merger, Senator Sheriff was the greatest sponsor of the defunct ANPP and Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
“As Chairman of the ANPP Board of Trustees, his roles in the actualization of the merger to form the APC cannot be over emphasized.
“Senator Sheriff was committed to the effective take off of the APC coupled with his track records in party building, the entire APC were miffed and completely demoralized when Senator Sheriff left the APC due to what happened at the APC National Convention in 2014,” Dr Orikeze A. Vitalis, the National Coordinator, APC Great Nigeria Group, said.
Vitalis also claimed that PDP begged Sheriff to come and save their dying party.
“They begged Senator Sheriff to come and rescue their tattered umbrella from further damage. Party building and development the world over is about pragmatism, doggedness and discipline, which are all embedded in Senator Sheriff,” he added.