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Ali Modu Sheriff Set To Dump APC For PDP …The Jonathan Connection

Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff may have concluded plans to dump the All Progressives Congress Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It was gathered from close associates of the former governor that the planned move to PDP by former governor Ali Modu Sheriff has already been perfected, as the PDP under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has promised to fulfill all conditions given to him by the former governor.

If everything goes according to plan, Sheriff will move to the ruling PDP with his close associates and supporters.

Already, stakeholders and political office holders from Borno State turned the Maitama house of former governor and Borno political godfather, Senator (Dr.) Ali Modu Sheriff into a Meca of a sort.

It was gathered that the former Governor’s plan to dump the APC is attracting unprecedented followership, with two out of the three Borno senators indicating seriousness to join the PDP move.

Among the eight APC members of the House of Representatives from Borno, six of them have already pitched their tent with ‘Oga Sheriff’, a source said.

It was also learnt that 17 members of the Borno State House of Assembly were among hundreds of APC stakeholders from Borno, who recently visited the Abuja home of the political icon to show respect, loyalty and allegiance to him.

Among the 21 Borno Commissioners, 16 were reported to have either gone to Abuja or sent representatives for the same purpose as the other APC stakeholders.

A close associate of the Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima, who did not want his name in print also reportedly, confirmed that the governor is in serious dilemma with the news that some of his most trusted allies are turning the table against him with their recent visit to Abuja.

It was also gathered that recently, Governor Shettima was in the home of some of them.

According to the source, they told the Governor that they were not angry with him, but that they chose to stay away from the Government House because they were getting tired of politics.

However, they were reported to have indicated interest in the new PDP structure to be formed by the former Governor Sheriff after the Ramadan fast.

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