Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has got a letter from the Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as he staged a return to the party he dumped in 2014.Reports on Wwednesday said Ribadu would be re-admitted with a former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria( ACN ) in the state, Mr. Marcus Gundiri, along with their supporters.
The unofficial reports said, Ribadu decided to return to the APC after he was persuaded by the leaders of APC at the national level, ex-Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Babachir David Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as well as those at the state and local government chapters of the party.
However, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State and two others have protested to John Odigie-Oyegun, APC National Chairman, and the National Working Committee (NWC) against Ribadu’s re-absorption into the party.
Notably, the Adamawa State chapter, in a June 22, 2016, letter by signed by Saidu Naira, Acting State Secretary, invited Ribadu back to the party.
The letter reads: “We the entire APC Adamawa State chapter wish to invite you back to your ‘home party”, APC.
“Given your track records and progressive nature, we strongly believe APC is where you belong to.
“We are also mindful of the efforts and contributions you made during the merger without which the merger would have been difficult.
“To this end, we reaffirm our request for you to come home to APC and assist and contribute to the success of the APC government both at the state and national levels.”