Ribadu Returns APC Membership Card, to KickStart Campaign on Monday
A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and chieftain of the All Progressive’s Congress (APC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who recently defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has returned his membership card with the APC.
He returned the card with registration number: AGA/YOS/02009301 to the chairman of the party in his Bako Ward of Yola South Local Government Area at the weekend and obtained a new membership card of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the ward chairman of the ruling party, who issued him the card with registration number: 1933795.
Ribadu’s return of his APC membership card which he obtained by on February 5, 2014 at the ward was accompanied with a letter of withdrawal from the party.
Confirming Malam Ribadu’s membership withdrawal from the opposition party, the Chairman of Bako Ward in Yola South Local Government Area, Usman Musa Pola, said the former EFCC boss returned the APC membership card last Thursday (August 14) through a member of the party who hails from the same ward.
“I can confirm to you that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu’s membership card of our party (APC) was returned and handed over to me last Thursday through a member of my party from this ward. It was accompanied with a withdrawal letter and we are now in possession of the returned card,” Pola said.
Similarly, the Bako Ward Chairman of the PDP in Yola North Local Government Area, Hamidu Aji, confirmed that Ribadu had registered at the ward at the weekend and was issued a PDP membership card, adding that Ribadu’s request was conveyed through a covering letter.
“After registering him the executives at the ward level have written to the State and national chapters of the party intimating them of the development,” Aji said.
With his movement to the PDP, Ribadu is now set to obtain his nomination form from the PDP national secretariat and proceed to Yola, the Adamawa State capital, to kick-start his campaign for the party’s ticket in the forthcoming bye election.
Already, a massive apartment located at No. 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Jimeta-Yola which would serve as the Secretariat of the Nuhu Ribadu Campaign Organization has been renovated while an elaborate campaign team to be headed by one Honourable Saleh Kinjir, a former Commissioner for Local Governments during the tenure of former Governor Boni Haruna, has already been put in place, preparatory to the arrival of Ribadu in Yola today (Sunday) for the formal inauguration of the campaign organization tomorrow(Monday).
The building donated by a party faithful has been painted with PDP colours and logo, even as poles were being erected to hoist the party’s flags.
Ribadu’s elaborate campaign team is comprised of standing committees on: Governance (which would formulate policies on the proposed PDP government under Ribadu); Finance, Research and Planning as well as media and legal consultants.
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