Fresh reports have it that ousted PDP leader, Ali Modu Sheriff landed Aso Rock at about 3.30 pm to meet with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. About an hour later, APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun also joined in the meeting.
You know how it is with closed door meetings. We currently have zero knowledge of what they may be discussing but we’re perching out the door, on the stairs of the Presidential Villa waiting for someone (Sheriff or Oyegun; we’ll let the VP be) to give us a hint; or maybe drop the bombshell.
While we wait, here’s what we imagine this meeting is about and it’s the only logical thing we can think of:
Ali Modu Sheriff is pleading for a chance to reenter the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Former PDP leader, Sheriff was at the heart of the leadership crisis that quaked the opposition for nearly two years. For the longest time, he had the support of some of the party’s bigwigs, Ayodele Fayose and Iyesom Wike until they suddenly turned against him for inexplicable reasons.
After various court judgments and appeals, Sheriff was finally sacked by the Supreme Court in July and factional leader, Ahmed Makarfi was named “authentic” party chairman. Since the verdict, it has become increasingly impractical for Sheriff to remain in the PDP, let alone thrive.
It was reported last week that thousands of his loyalists in Delta state publicly tore their PDP membership cards and cross-carpeted to the ruling party, based on claims that they had been sidelined by Makarfi’s leadership, as expected.
It should not shock anyone if Sheriff decides to follow suit by joining the APC. The question on if he will be let back in will be left unanswered for now. We all know how the APC feels about gaining numbers and wielding more influence.