- Former Borno state governor Ali Modu Sheriff definitely has his eyes on leading APC at the national level
- The northern politician was PDP's national chairman before being removed at the party's national convention in 2016
- Sheriff explained that posses all the qualities to effectively manage the affairs of the ruling party
Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has indicated for the position of national chairman to lead the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nation reports that Sheriff has indicated interest to contest for the position during the party’s national convention in June.
Sherrif who is a former governor of Borno state made the announcement on Wednesday, March 31, when he visited the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.
The politician speaking at the government house in Lafia to consult Sule for his support explained that he will be going into the race only if the position is zoned to the northeast part of the country,
According to him, he posses all the qualities to effectively manage the affairs of the ruling APC having been a senator, governor for eight years, and a former national chairman of the opposition party.
The former governor has already begun lobbying for the top position as he paid a surprise visit to APC national secretariat following his return to the ruling party, Business Day reports.
It was gathered that the former Senator has started reaching out to critical stakeholders of the party from the north to actualise his ambition.
The former governor of Borno state from 2003 to 2011, said he is interested in leading the APC at the national level and would definitely contest for the position.
Meanwhile, a group, APC National Youth Vanguard has called on the ruling party’s national leaders, stakeholders, state leaders, women, and youths to endorse former governor of Nasarawa state, Senator Tanko Al-Makura as national chairman.
The demand was contained in a communique signed by the national president of the group, Ikechukwu Obinna, and seen by Legit.ng.