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Ali Modu Sheriff "We are waiting to receive him in the APC" - Umar Duhu

The embattled National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, might find a new home with the All Progressive Congress (APC) as his loyalists call for his return.

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On Thursday, May 26 2016, all factions of the PDP led by Ibrahim Mantu, Prof Jerry Gana and the members of the national assembly met at night and endorsed Sen Ahmed Makarfi's interim leadership of the party.

But Sheriff, who was then a Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman of the defunct All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP), co-founded the APC but was forced to leave when his candidates were schemed out at the convention.

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Ali Modu Sheriff's candidates- Kashim Imam, who was vying for the position of the National Secretary of APC, Tom Ikimi- National Chairman and Umar Duhu- North East National Vice Chairman were schemed out, forcing him to leave APC for PDP.

Sources said what prompted Sheriff to leave APC has now been met with a more vicious incident in the APC, hence, plans for his loyalists to persuade him to return to the APC.

"Sheriff is the co-founder of the APC. He spent a lot to ensure that the party becomes what it is today. When he was leaving the party because some of us were skimmed out in the leadership of the party at the convention, we advised him to stay. But with what is happening to him today in the PDP, we want him back to APC. APC is a party he help to establish," the Pioneer National Vice chairman in charge of North East, Dr Umar Duhu told Pulse.

Duhu, who was reacting to insinuations of a possible return of Sen Ali Modu Sheriff to APC, when asked, said it will be a good development to some of them.

"We want Sheriff to return to the APC and meet his contemporaries," Duhu said adding, "During the APC convention, some of us that he wanted in some offices were denied. But what is happening with him today in the PDP is more vicious than what happened to him in the APC. We will welcome him back to APC anytime."

"Just look at the way and manner he is being treated in the PDP. At least, that was not what happened with him in the APC. We are waiting to receive him in the APC," Duhu added.

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