PDP Chairman, Sherrif Will Work For APC, Says Ganduje

Abdullahi-Umar-GandujeGovernor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has expressed the belief that newly-appointed national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, will work for the All Progressives Congress (APC) going by his “antecedents”.
Sheriff, a two-term former governor of Borno State and founding father of the APC before he defected to the then ruling party in 2014, emerged national chairman of the PDP on Tuesday with a vow to reposition the party towards taking over in 2019.
Reacting to the vow to send the APC-led federal government packing in 2019, the Kano governor, while fielding questions from journalists at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja Thursday, described it as “normal utterances of those who want to impress followers”.
He said, “I do not wish to engage in cross fire. But I believe it is an empty threat, Looking at the antecedents, the history of the chairman himself, we all know he is a cross carpeter. He is always on the move in changing from one party to the other.
“Even when he was in the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) for eight years, he was working for the PDP. Even the APC started with him, and then he went back to the PDP and we were happy. I am sure in the long run, he would work for us. That is what I believe. We are happy because we believe in the long run, he would work for us. Find out his history, you will believe me”.
Ganduje also backed the clamour for state police in view of the current security challenges in the country.
According to him, “there is no better time we need the state police than now because the security at the moment requires intelligence information. It involves people who are conversant with the society, the tradition, and the culture. They are in a better position to assist in terms of surveillance, collection of information and effectiveness of operations. So, the idea of a state police is something that we need to pursue”.
Gov. Ganduje noted that Kano State was also committed to programmes aimed at addressing President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promises on tackling security, corruption, and economy.
“That is why we are diversifying our economy. We urge Nigerians to give Mr President a helping hand in order to achieve these three objectives which are beneficial to Nigerians”, he said.


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