Former National Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and ex-Borno Governor, Sen. Ali-Modu Sheriff has urged supporters of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to ‘fully unite’ in repositioning the party ahead of next year’s general elections.
He warned APC party members and stakeholders against selfish interests at the national and state levels.
Sheriff made the call and warnings on Friday) at the APC Stakeholders’ meeting held at the Government House, Maiduguri.
“I rejoined this great party, APC following the misunderstanding we had in PDP when I was leading the party. But today; I have to come back home and rejoin APC which is my party that I assisted to form in the last two decades,” he declared.
He continued, “I am joining this party as an ordinary member, and I want to call on all and sundry to support the leadership of Governor Kashim Shettima and party in the state.”
Speaking at stakeholders’ meeting, the former governor said, “This party will continue to unify its members, so that it sweeps all elective positions at local, state and national levels. This also applies to next Saturday’s State Congress.”
Governor Kashim Shettima also enjoined all the delegates at the congress to elect credible leaders so as to move the ruling party forward.
He maintained that as Governor of Borno state, he pledged not interfere with elections at the Congress.
“I don’t have any particular candidate at heart, but prayed for God to elect credible and selfless leaders,” he assured.
It was also learnt that, since Sen. Sheriff handed over the mantle of leadership to his political son, Shettima in 2011, the former governor have not entered Government House before they parted ways, politically with sitting governor.
Sheriff who defected to PDP with thousands of his supporters however, joined the APC, entered Government House premises at about 10.35am.
He proceeded and walked straight to the official residence of Governor Shettima, before the commencement of the meeting by noon.
The meeting was attended by past and current Senators, House of Representative Members and other major stakeholders of the party in the state.