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Sambo set to dump PDP for APC

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There are indications that former Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo may soon join the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, anytime soon as part of the ongoing realignments by politicians in the country ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Sambo, a chieftain of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was deputy to Goodluck Jonathan between 2010 to 2015.

On Tuesday, the former vice president visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

They met behind closed doors for about 20 minutes inside the president’s office.

The former vice president refused to be interviewed by State House correspondents after the meeting.

Sensing that the journalists were willing to probe his mission to Aso Rock, Sambo quickly exclaimed: “It was a private meeting.”

The former vice president was driven to the Presidential Villa in a black G-Wagon Sports Utility Vehicle.

But sources familiar with the meeting told Daily Correspondents that his visit may not be unconnected with his planned defection to the ruling APC on the invitation of the Oyegun-led national working committee of the party.

There has been concerns in Kaduna that the political divisions within the party between Governor El-Rufai’s camp, on one hand, and those of Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, on the other hand, portends great danger to the APC in Kaduna in 2019.

There are speculations that the two senators at loggerheads with Governor El-Rufai may break away from the party to join the PDP, but bringing in Namadi Sambo will serve as a good replacement should the eventuality happen.

It is not immediately clear when the former number two citizen will officially announce his decamping to the ruling party.

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