Nuhu Ribadu formally rejoins APC

Nuhu Ribadu formally rejoins APC
July 22 21:52 2016

Former Chairman of the
Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, Nuhu Ribadu has officially announced his return to the All
Progressives Congress.

Ribadu said in a statement on his Facebook page that
he rejoined the party online on
Friday, and then hosted officials
of the party from his Bako Ward
in Yola South Local Government
Area of Adamawa State.

Then on Friday, he visited the
Yola South secretariat of the APC
to present himself to the party.

He had left the party for the
Peoples Democratic Party in 2014.

Ribadu, who contested for President in 2011, explained
that his return to the APC was
encouraged by his belief that all
politics were local and that almost
everyone around him who started
politics with him believed the
time had come for them to make
sacrifices and concession.

“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.

“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  wrote.

Full statement

Today I heeded the calls on me to return to
the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party of
which I was a founding member.
I re-registered as a member of the APC last
night through the party’s online portal. After
that, the leadership of the party in my Bako
ward of Yola South Local Government Area
visited me in my Yola residence to welcome
me back to their fold.
This afternoon, I visited the Yola South
secretariat of the party to present myself and
submit to the leadership as a loyal party man.
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.
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.
Some colleagues and I tried hard to reposition
the fold and save the then APC administration
from an orchestrated impeachment plot. We
didn’t succeed.
Events in the last 15 months have addressed
many of the issues and healed some of the
wounds. More so, with the genuine and
sincere invitations I received since last year to
retrace my steps into the party, I decided to
return after consulting family and political
associates at all levels.
I would like to appreciate all those members
of the party who privately and publicly
prodded me to return to the party. My
appreciation also goes to the leadership of our
party, from my ward in Bako to the national
leadership, for the enthusiasm they showed in
having me back.