Modu Ali Sheriff, a one-time factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Sheriff, according to multiple sources is moving over to the ruling party, APC, along with his supporters mostly those who were with him in the factional executive of the PDP while he served as national chairman of the ruling party, Vanguard reports.
Cairo Ojougboh, who served as deputy national chairman of the PDP while Sheriff was chairman was at the APC national secretariat on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, to put finishing touches to the defection which is expected to take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
A senior party operative who confirmed the planned defection said that Sheriff would be received by John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the APC, and other senior officials of the ruling party.
The planned defection of Sheriff is set to reset the political narrative in his native Borno State where Sheriff had been at odds with the incumbent governor, Alhaji Kasshim Shettima and the mainstream of the party in the state.