There are speculations that the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss, and former Presidential aspirant, Nuhu Ribadu is planning to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports say.
Punch Newspapers reports that his visit to the former Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande has further fuelled the speculations.
An APC source who spoke to Punch said “He was there on Sunday. I was told he (Ribadu) and the national secretary of the APC visited Chief Akande together.
“It is difficult to say if he is defecting to our party because I was not there but we won’t ask him not to come if he wants to come.”
Reports also say that the National Secretary of APC, Mai Bala Buni accompanied the former EFCC boss to see Akande.
Also commenting on his visit, the Director of Publicity and Strategy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Mr. Diran Odeyemi said “I was told he visited Ila-Orangun but is Ila his local government, where he is supposed to announce his defection?
“Ribadu has never proved to be a loyal party man. He joined the PDP from the ACN and he is going back now. He is not somebody to be depended upon when it comes to politics.”
Speaking after the meeting, Ribadu said “Baba Akande is a very important person to all of us. He is a father in the true sense of the word. From the day I decided to venture into politics, I have benefited from his guidance and wisdom.
“I have not seen Baba in a long time, so I feel this is a good time to come and greet him at home. Of course, I have never been far away from Baba’s fountain of wisdom. Party differences cannot be a reason to abandon old ties.”
Nuhu Ribadu also served as the Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Task Force.