Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have moved to persuade the former governor of Borno State, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff back to the party.
Sheriff who was one of the founding fathers of the APC had left to become the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
But the group, it was gathered wants Sheriff back to the fold of the APC, a party he helped to build and nurture.
The leader of the group, Dr Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe, said, “Before the consummating of the APC merger, Sen Sheriff was the greatest sponsor of the defunct ANPP and chairman of the Board of Trustees.”
“As chairman of the ANPP Board of Trustees, his roles in the actualization of the merger to form the APC cannot be over emphasized. Sen Sheriff was committed to the effective take off of the APC coupled with his track records in party building, the entire APC were miffed and completely demoralized when Sen Sheriff left the APC due to what happened at the APC National Convention in 2014,” Dr Orikeze A. Vitalis who is the national coordinator, APC Great Nigeria Group, said.
He said when Sen Sheriff left the APC based on principles, the PDP took advantage of the situation having realized his potentials and expertise.
“They begged Sen Sheriff to come and rescue their tattered umbrella from further damage. Party building and development world over, is about pragmatism, doggedness and discipline, which are all embedded in Sen Sheriff.”