The national leadership of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) has rejected former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff’s bid to publicly dump the opposition for the ruling party at its national secretariat.
Media reports had indicated that Sheriff would be received formally into the party by national officials by 12pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Bolaji Abdullahi said, “The information I heard is that it will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 12pm.”
However, in a new statement released Abdullahi, he has asked the former Borno governor to go register for the party in his ward as is custom for everybody.
According to The Punch, Abdullahi said the party’s membership cards are not issued at its National Secretariat.
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.”