AFTER the widely spread rumour that the former anti corruption boss, Nuhu Ribadu, is set to defect to his former party, All Progressive Congress (APC), after he left the party in 2014, due to some disagreements not disclose in totality to the media.
The former presidential candidate on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) today officially finalised his defection process after he re-registered as a member on the party website late yesterday.
“Today I heeded the calls on me to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party of which I was a founding member.
“I re-registered as a member of the APC last night through the party’s online portal. After that, the leadership of the party in my Bako ward of Yola South Local Government Area visited me in my Yola residence to welcome me back to their fold.
“This afternoon, I visited the Yola South secretariat of the party to present myself and submit to the leadership as a loyal party man.
“My decision to return to the APC was triggered by my belief that all politics are local,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, he said the incessant crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made it possible and easy to join APC.
“They demonstrated in words and actions that they wanted me back home. The intractable crises in the PDP also made it impossible for one to contribute to the necessary task of building a viable opposition platform for our country.
“I also did a deep and long reassessment of the circumstances that warranted my exit from the APC in the first place. I left the APC in 2014, owing to fundamental disagreements with the ways the chapter of the party in my state was run after it fell into some hands,” he said.