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Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a former governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sherrif, has paid a surprise visit to the national secretariat of the party after a long time since he returned to the ruling party.
Sherrif who was driven in a black G-wagon at about 4.15pm on Thursday, however decline to speak to newsmen on his mission to the APC house.
The Borno born politician spent less than 15 minutes in one of the offices of the caretaker committee members before he left the premises of the party secretariat.
The former factional national chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been mentioned among those angling for the national chairmanship position of the APC.
It was gathered that the former Senator who served as Borno state governor for two consecutive terms between 2003 -2011 is already reaching out to critical stakeholders of the party from the north to actualise the ambition.
Sherrif, a founding member of the APC switched affiliation to the opposition peoples democratic party (PDP) where on the 16th of February 2016 he emerged the Acting National Chairman of the parry, before his eventual return to the APC fold after he was ousted from the seat on court orders.
The former Lagos governor , Buba Marwa who is also chieftain of the APC from Adamawa state has also been linked to the APC plum job hitherto occupied by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Chief John Odigie -Oyegun respectively.
The recently installed APC caretaker committee chaired by governor Mai Mala Buni is billed to conduct the national convention of party before the end of the year.
A chieftain of the party, Ambassador Dagogo Fubara, who is angling for the National Youth Leader of the party described the development as heartwarming adding that it speaks volume of the APC resolve to ensure power shift to the south after the expiration of the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2023.
“This would put paid to speculation that the north is keen on holding on to the Presidency. If the north produces the National chairman of the party who will most likely be there for four years, it means the south will naturally produce our presidential candidate which is good for the party,” he said.
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