Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state yesterday in Abuja described the new national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as a double agent with a track record of working against the interest of his own party.
Fielding questions from journalists on the emergence of Senator Sheriff as the chairman of the PDP, Governor Ganduje said the new PDP leader will soon start working for the APC from within PDP.
He said APC members are delighted that Modu Sheriff has taken over the leadership of PDP as this development will work out in favour of the APC on the long run.
According to the governor, when Modu Sheriff was one of the leaders of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP, he was like a mole in the party as he was working secretly for the PDP which was the then ruling party.
Responding to a question on Sheriff’s statement that he will assist PDP to dislodge President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, Governor Ganduje said, “I do not wish to engage in cross fire. But I will like to tell you that it is the normal utterances of those who want to impress his followers. But I believe it is an empty threat.
“Looking at the antecedents, the history of the chairman himself, we all know he is a cross ‘carpeter’. He is always on the move in changing from one party to the other.”
“Even when he was in All Nigerian people’s party for eight years, he was working for the Peoples Democratic party. Even the All progressive Congress, APC, started with him, and then he went back to the PDP and we were happy. I am sure in the long run he would work for us. That is what I believe. We are happy because we believe in the long run he would work for us. Find out his history you will believe me.
Governor Ganduje also expressed support for the creation of state police to tackle security challenges in the country.
“The situation we find ourselves, I think there is no better time we need the state police than now because the security at the moment requires intelligence information, it involves people who are conversant about the society who are conversant with the tradition, who are conversant with the culture, they are in a better position to assist in terms of surveillance, in terms of collecting information and in terms of being effective. So I think the idea of a state police is something that we need to pursue.”
He also expressed support for the anti-graft war of President Buhari and solicited the support of Nigerians for the policies of the APC administration.

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