Ribadu Dumps PDP for APC, May Emerge Vice Chairman 


By Onyebuchi   Ezigbo in Abuja

The  former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party he left about two years ago.

The former anti-corruption czar announced his departure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday via a post on his Facebook page.

“I have finally heeded the calls on me to return to the All Progressives Congress, a party of which I was a founding member,” he said.

THISDAY gathered that as part of a welcome package for the  ex-EFCC chair, the national leadership of the party had begun consultations to enable him fill the vacant seat of the APC national Vice Chairman ( north east) left by Babachir David Lawal when he became the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Ribadu who in 2014 left the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) shortly before it merged with other parties to form the APC, said he had joined the ruling party on Thursday. He had joined the Peoples Democratic Party in a bid to contest the governorship election for Adamawa State

“I re-registered as a member of the APC on Thursday 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.

“My decision to return to the APC was triggered by my belief that all politics are local. Almost everyone around me, and with whom we started my political journey believed the time had come for us to make sacrifices and make concessions. That is in addition to the unbelievable love that my friends in the APC have showered on me in the past months,” he said.