Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have moved to persuade a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to return 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 APC Great Nigeria Group, wants him back in the fold of the party.
“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.
Vitalis also claimed PDP begged Sheriff to come and save their dying party.
“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,” he added.