Loading...

Author Topic: Ex-FCT Minister, Aliyu Modibbo, Dumps PDP For APC  (Read 112 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ereporter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 796
    • View Profile
Ex-FCT Minister, Aliyu Modibbo, Dumps PDP For APC
« on: October 24, 2016, 08:54:01 PM »


A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Aliyu Modibbo, has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Modibbo was a founding member of the PDP, which has ruled the country for 16 years.

The former minister registered to become a member of the APC last Saturday at the party’s office in his ward in Kumo West of Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State.Modibbo also served as Minister of State, Power and Steel as well as Minister of Commerce during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo.

Late President Umaru Yar’Adua, who succeeded Mr. Obasanjo in 2007, appointed him Minister of FCT.

Speaking shortly with reporters after his registration, Mr. Modibbo said he joined the APC in order to contribute to the success of President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest to change Nigeria for the better.

“This is the first time I am personally joining a political party, even though I served as minister three times under the PDP administration. All the appointments were based on merit,” he said.

He also said he deliberately delayed his joining the APC till now so that he would not be accused of seeking for an appointment in the administration of the new government.

He however, said he has always wanted to be in the APC.

He pledged to work with leaders of his new party in Gombe, such as former Governor Danjuma Goje, to unite all members of the APC in the state.

A report by Hausa medium, Rariya, on Saturday said although Mr. Modibbo did not signify any intention to seek for elective office, several persons within and outside the state have asked him to run for the office of governor in 2019.

The paper said many in the state were of the view that someone with his experience is needed to run the affairs of the state. It also said that was partly why his constituents requested him to join the APC.

Source: http://nigerianewstoday.com.ng/ex-fct-minister-aliyu-modibbo-dumps-pdp-for-apc/



 

Nigeria FEC to hold valedictory session in honour of Late Labour Minister Ocholi

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 184
Last post March 08, 2016, 02:41:54 PM
by yungcrux
Some Nigerian governors spend public funds like personal money?Says Fmr Minister

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 210
Last post January 24, 2016, 02:40:19 PM
by legendguru
Abati in jail over N50m but Amaechi stole N235m and became minister – Omokri

Started by Ereporter

Replies: 0
Views: 111
Last post November 04, 2016, 03:51:54 PM
by Ereporter
Nigeria’s Environment minister, Amina Mohammed announced as Deputy Secretary-Gen

Started by Ereporter

Replies: 0
Views: 74
Last post December 16, 2016, 03:53:47 PM
by Ereporter
Bribery Allegation: Dangote sues Zambian minister for defamation

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 153
Last post October 13, 2014, 07:06:19 PM
by jchima14
2015 Election: Why FCT Minister Bala abandoned guber ambition

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 155
Last post October 19, 2014, 10:37:31 AM
by jchima14
Senate to screen President Buhari if he nominates himself as petroleum minister

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 152
Last post October 06, 2015, 11:41:15 AM
by admin
Why President Buhari fail to appoint me as Minister ? Femi Falana

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 196
Last post December 07, 2015, 12:25:42 PM
by legendguru
Finally! Buhari’s minister applauds Goodluck Jonathan on economy

Started by Ereporter

Replies: 0
Views: 69
Last post November 03, 2016, 07:40:17 PM
by Ereporter
BREAKING: Abducted former minister, Bagudu Hirse regains freedom

Started by Ereporter

Replies: 0
Views: 103
Last post November 26, 2016, 01:56:56 PM
by Ereporter