Consequent upon the recent affirmation of Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt last Friday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the politician is not working for her.
Insinuations had gone rife after the Appeal Court pronouncement that the APC was allegedly working behind the scene and orchestrating what was playing out in the polity, an allegation that the governing APC denied.
Recall that the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, last year said Sheriff would work for the APC going by his “antecedents”, describing the usual rhetoric that he would lead the PDP to regain control of the federal government in 2019, as “normal utterances of those who want to impress followers”.
But debunking the insinuation, the APC national pubicity, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in a chat with journalists said that the party has no hand in what was playing out in the PDP.
“We are not interested in their matter, if any member of our party who is speaking or showing any interest in what is going on there, that is an expression of a person’s opinion and has nothing to do with the party. We have no hand in it”, he stated.
In the said interview, Ganduje had said “I do not wish to engage in cross fire. But I believe it is an empty threat. Looking at the antecedents, the history of the chairman himself, we all know he cross-carpets. He is always on the move, changing from one party to the other.
“Even when he was in the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) for eight years, he was working for the PDP. Even the APC started with him, and then he went back to the PDP and we were happy. I am sure in the long run, he would work for us. That is what I believe. Find out his history, you will believe me”.