The Borno state chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has said Ali Modu Sheriff, a former factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party seeking to join the ruling party, has ‘bad intention’.
Ali Dolori, the state chairman of the party said this in Abuja on Thursday. He also described the news as a rumour.
Report came on Thursday that the former governor of the state was set to join the party. However, the leadership of the APC asked him to join from his ward.
“We are aware of the well-articulated plan and we are ready to defend any attempt towards destroying our party at the ward level and in any state — not just Borno.
“I want to assure you that the news remains a rumour, because somebody is only trying to fly a kite that is capable of causing confusion during the state congress.
“We shall conduct our congresses peacefully without any rancour and I assure you that nobody can create any faction for our party in Borno during the congress expected to hold in less than two weeks”, he stated.
He further noted that Article 9 .1 of the party’s 2014 amended Constitution was specific on the application for membership.
“Membership shall be made to and cleared by the party’s ward executives in the Local Government Area where the person was born, resides, works or originates.
“I, therefore, don’t see how the party’s national chairman can receive any person into the party, when the constitution is clear about the process in that regard,” Dolori added.