APC denies meeting with Sheriff

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Ali-Modu Sheriff
Ali-Modu Sheriff former National Chairman of PDP

By Emmanuel Mogbede

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali-Modu Sheriff.

The party also dissociated its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, from the meeting.

A statement in Abuja on Friday, the party urged stakeholders to disregard the speculation and describing it as “falsehood”.

‘’Following Thursday’s visit of the national chairman of the APC to the Villa, the attention of the party has been drawn to surprising speculations in some sections of the media on the visit.

‘’For the records, the APC national chairman only met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

‘’He was not aware, neither was he part of the reported meeting between the Vice President and the former PDP national chairman,’’ the statement by APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said.

Abdullahi added that Odigie-Oyegun did not visit the Vice President on the day in question and had equally not met Sheriff in over two years.

He therefore said that linking the chairman’s visit to the villa to media reports of Sheriff’s plans to join the APC was an effort to cause confusion and disaffection in the party’s Borno chapter.

The party explained that its membership was negotiated at the ward level of intending entrants, irrespective of status. (NAN)


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