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Politics of Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

After trying to block Buhari’s emergence as president in 2015, Orubebe joins APC

Former Minister under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Elder Godsday Orubebe Former Minister under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Elder Godsday Orubebe

Former Minister under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Elder Godsday Orubebe is set to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), seven years after famously protesting against President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as President.

Orubebe had earlier this week resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He accused the party of neglecting the constitution which stated clearly that the presidential aspirant from the party must emerge from the south.

Following the primaries, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar emerged as the winner, defeating his closest rival, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.

Politics Nigeria reports that President Buhari is set to receive Orubebe in Aso Rock in the next few days. He remains famous for disrupting proceedings at the INEC collation center in Abuja on March 31, 2015.

After attempting to block the admission of the election results which was in favor of candidate Buhari at the time, he accused then INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, of supporting the APC. He later apologized for his conduct.

It was gathered that Orubebe’s defection was perfected by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Delta State chairman of APC, Engineer Omeni Sobotie.

Omo-Agege had last week told Buhari that he had successfully persuaded Orubebe, Politics Nigeria said.

Both men were said to have mounted pressure on Orubebe to join APC before he eventually caved in to their request.

Further investigation revealed that the national chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Omo-Agege are scheduled to usher Orubebe into the Presidential Villa to meet with Buhari within the next few days, as part of the process of his formal admittance into the party.