Indications emerged on Tuesday that the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former EFCC chairman is one of the founding leaders of the party, but left for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, shortly before the 2015 general elections.
He left the APC after the impeachment of former Governor Murtala Nyako by the State House of Assembly in 2014 and subsequently flew the PDP flag in the 2015 governorship election in the state.
It was learnt that Mr. Ribadu’s decision to dump the party he helped found, stemmed from his disappointment in the inability of the APC leadership to save Mr. Nyako from impeachment.
However, in a June 22, 2016 letter to the anti-corruption czar, signed by the acting secretary of the APC in Adamawa State, Saidu Naira, the party said it was time for Mr. Ribadu to return to his “home party”.
He is going to be readmitted with a former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the state, Mr. Marcus Gundiri, with their supporters.
Ribadu reportedly agreed to return to the APC fold following overtures from the leaders of APC at the national level, ex-Governor Nyako, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal, who hails from Adamawa, the state and local government chapters of the party.
The letter reads: “We the entire APC Adamawa State chapter wish to invite you back to your ‘Home party’, APC.
“Given your track records and progressive nature, we strongly believe APC is where you belong to.
“We are also mindful of the efforts and contributions you made during the merger without which the merger would have been difficult.
“To this end, we reaffirm our request for you to come home to APC and assist and contribute to the success of the APC government both at the state and national levels”.
A party source confirmed that Ribadu has accepted the offer, saying: “He has agreed to return to our fold. We are all happy with him”.