Finally, Ribadu Dumps APC For PDP
Unconfirmed reports reaching us reveals that a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 Presidential Elections, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has dumped the opposition All Progressives Congress [APC] and joined the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].
A member of the executive committee of the PDP in Bako, Mr. Ribadu’s ward in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa state, told newsmen that the anti-corruption chief has been registered as a member of the party and given a party membership card.
The source asked not to be named because he was not authorised to disclose the development to journalists.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has already released a timetable for an election being organised to replace former Governor Murtala Nyako who was impeached by the State Assembly last month.
Already, Acting Governor Umaru Fintiri and Awwal Tukur, a son of former chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, have picked the notice of intent form to seek the PDP governorship nomination for the election. A former military administrator of Lagos state, Buba Marwa, has also indicated interest in running.
Efforts to speak with Mr. Ribadu or his spokesperson, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, were unsuccessful as both men have turned off their phones.
Mr. Ribadu is yet to publicly declare for the PDP although he has not refuted any of the reports linking him to the party.