Ribadu returns to APC

ribadu-report-bnPioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, is back to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He formally decamped Friday via a statement which he posted on his Facebook page.

He said he rejoined the party online.

He had since hosted officials of the party from his Bako Ward in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State before visiting the Yola South secretariat of the APC to present himself to the party.

He was a staunch member of the APC before he decamped in 2014 to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)..

That was a few months to the 2015 general elections.

He left the APC after the impeachment of former Governor Murtala Nyako by the State House of Assembly in 2014.

He was reportedly disappointed that the APC leadership could not save Mr. Nyako from impeachment.

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He became the governorship candidate of the PDP in Adamawa in the April 11, 2015 election but lost to the incumbent, Jubrilla Bindow.

Explaining why he had to return to his old love, Mr. Ribadu, a former presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, said “My decision to return to the APC was triggered by my belief that all politics are local.

“Almost everyone around me, and with whom we started my political journey believed the time had come for us to make sacrifices and make concessions. That is in addition to the unbelievable love that my friends in the APC have showered on me in the past months.

“They demonstrated in words and action that they wanted me back home. The intractable crises in the PDP also made it impossible for one to contribute to the necessary task of building a viable opposition platform for our country.

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“I also did a deep and long reassessment of the circumstances that warranted my exit from the APC in the first place. I left the APC in 2014 owing to fundamental disagreements with the ways the chapter of the party in my state was run after it fell into some hands,” he added.