Oyegun Rejects Ali Modu Sheriff, Accepts Hope Uzodinma Into APC

Oyegun Rejects Ali Modu Sheriff, Accepts Hope Uzodinma Into APC


Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun yesterday turned back the entourage of former factional chairman of the PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff from defecting into the party.

Ali Modu Sheriff was billed to be received by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other members of the party’s National Working Committee, however, they were no were to be found when the event was to take place around noon.

However, later in the evening, Chief Oyegun received Sen. Hope Uzodinma and other big wigs from the PDP who officially decamped to the party.

Chief John Oyegun receives Sen. Hope Uzodinma into the APC

Chief John Oyegun receives Sen. Hope Uzodinma, others into the APC

National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in a statement however directed Sen. Ali 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.”

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