Ribadu dumps APC, joins PDP

Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman, EFCC
Nuhu Ribadu

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has dumped the opposition All Progressives Congress [APC] and joined the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].

Mr. Ribadu was the presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN] in 2011 and until his defection today considered one of the presidential prospects of the APC in the 2015 presidential election.

A member of the executive committee of the PDP in Bako, Mr. Ribadu’s ward in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa state, told PREMIUM TIMES that the anti-corruption chief has been registered as a member of the party and given a party membership card.

The source asked not to be named because he was not authorised to disclose the development to journalists.

A PREMIUM TIMES report had detailed how the PDP leadership led by the party’s national chairman, Adamu Muazu, mounted pressure on Mr. Ribadu to join the party and be its candidate for the October 11 governorship election in Adamawa.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has already released  a timetable for an election being organised to replace former Governor Murtala Nyako who was impeached by the State Assembly last month.

‎Already, Acting Governor Umaru Fintiri and Awwal Tukur, a son of former chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, have picked the notice of ‎ intent form to seek  the PDP governorship nomination for the election. A former military administrator of Lagos state, Buba Marwa, has also indicated interest in running.

Efforts to speak with Mr. Ribadu or his spokesperson, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, were unsuccessful.

‎Both men’s mobile telephones phones were switched off when PREMIUM TIMES tried to reach them.

Mr. Ribadu is yet to publicly declare for the PDP although he has not refuted any of the reports linking him to the party.

Read our story on the big scramble for Mr. Ribadu here.

Details later…


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  • niceco

    Only in Nigeria, we are watching

    • redeem

      What is ribadu looking for in PDP–aware he was cloned by PDP–sha via Obj—————I have always declared that Ribadu has no principles——he is not different from any other—POLICEMAN ON THE STREETS OF AJEGUNLE———————-most will not believe me–I have studied these Fulanis—-ENOUGH———-all they need is power period—–Said it loud and clear-long b4 now–that he was nothing but a bloody rogue–and I stand by what i said till death do us part–he is just an opportunist————–here is a man who described Tinubu as a thief–then went back to his vomit—abused the hell out of the president————now back to his smelly vomit again——-every Nigerian is like ribadu—-look at them in APC ati PDP————-THEY JUST TALK AND INSUTL THE PRESIDENT-TO SUIT the environment——Just look at Tinubu—is thaT the type of person———to lead an opposition party–I begi———–split us ojare—————nonsense

      • Abiodun

        My brother our politicians are just power mongers, all they care about is power power power, even the said tinubu,lai mumammed and buhari will not give in a second thought to defect to pdp is they are promised a high quota in the party. our politician are just serious disgrace to the nation. no ideology, no orientation. different political parties have different orientation and ideology and that is why they are called opposition,i wonder how someone in a different place with different ideology can just wake up and jump into another party with a total different ideology. naija na waoooo.

        • Dan Arewa

          …….Oh Ribadu, I pity you for joining your God Fathers so late when the dancing is almost over. Shame on Nigerian politicians and on us SHAMELESS electorates ( Nigerians).

      • Shehu


      • Wähala

        Dindirin Deri,
        Ribadu went to the APC to cover up Tinubu’s massive tiefing… now he’s joining PDP to cover your moron’s massive stealing, why complain? Nuhu Ribadu has no electoral value in the APC engine room since he could not influence the impeachment of Nyako. So, nobody will miss him at the APC just like his ilk, Ali Modu Sheriff and Fani Kayode. Dogs who eat their own shit… Dirty Animals!

    • umunnem

      I don’t believe this story sha. Has anyone heard from the Mallam himself? Until Nuhu speaks, no one should believe PDP propaganda. And should Nuhu choose to go PDthif, he must know that the Soludo treatment awaits him after which he is banished into political oblivion. PS, Soludo treatment is the rubbishing of a great candidate by APGA after which the guy has no credibility left and he has “retired” from politics…

  • kenmege

    One of those that had seen through the great fraud called Bola Tinubu. He knows that the future of Nigeria does not lie in the hands of the jihadists in APC. Good morning Ribadu, for this is your morning.

  • Ahmad

    What a pity. Very soon this man will realize the true meaning of PDP ( Pick, Dump and Pick) I de laugh.

  • Citizen

    Waiting for press release from Liar Muhammed. Ribadu a hitherto progressive, patriot and a saint in APC would have become a mole, unprincipled, fraudulent for joining PDP. Such is the ridiculous level janjaweed party has descended. APC died a long time ago the remaining is carcass and bravado. Ribadu can’t win any election staying in APC. LIE MUHAMMED WE ARE WAITING FOR THE USUAL.

  • Nigerian

    Hahaha, Ribadu you don kill yourself. Time will tell.

  • Spoken word

    The usual merry go round when election is coming up.please when we will have politicians worrying about the common folks.

  • Maria

    Shame!!! These people have no shame! Ribadu is finished.

    • Okache

      Exactly. They have no shame at all. Really do not know what goes on in their mind. If it is true that he has defected then Ribadu should be thrown to the dirty garbage of history.

  • Abiodun

    HAHAHAHAHA, Nigeria politicians, always pursuing self interest. I keep saying it that these apc members are not the messiah that we need neither will they bring about any change.All our politicians want is their selfish interest,both pdp and apc alike. I am sure buhari himself will not give in a second thought to dump apc for pdp is he has a promise of getting the parties presidential ticket in 2015. My brothers in this forum,let is forget about these so called politician, the same people we insult and abuse ourselves for their sake in this forum are all selfish and self centered. they don’t deserve us fighting for them.I have been fooled for long and we can’t continue being fooled by these same set of people.

    • larry

      Politics in nija is all about “you scrath my back ,i scrath your back” .LOL

      • Abiodun

        na so we see am broda, the thin tire me. all they care about is the power and the money to loot.

  • Roland (Journalist)

    Nuhu Ribadu is the BEST of all the Adamawa PDP governorship aspirants on the basis of integrity.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)



      That word is not synonymous with any NIGERIAN politician.

      Ribadu just proved it by putting the final nail into the coffin of Mr. INTEGRITY.

  • bonifacejoe

    Now APC is at the receiving end. It infected itself with five leprous fingers (apology to late Bola Ige) and since then,its furtune have not been encouraging

  • Mahmoud Lawal

    He has pressed the self destruct button. After his criticism of the way Jonathan and PDP have ravaged Nigeria and Nigeria, it’s shocking that Ribadu would not only contemplate this move, but go ahead and complete it. It shows thst peopke with integrity and principles are few and far between. With this, Ribadu has now joined the locusts.

  • Onyegbula

    Careerist opportunist.

    • Pius

      All Nigerian politicians are the same!

  • Mosaku 147

    Ribadu is smarter than what most of us think about him. I want to believe that he went to PDP with a reason;that is to act the distabilizer within their fold. What the ikimi’s and SAS did in APC is what Ribadu has been mandated to do in PDP.
    But if on the other hand he has decided to defect in reality with his heart,then so be it. We all know the only constant thing in life is change.and it will happen with or without our consent. Farewell Ribadu,farewell. I voted for him in 2011. I personally trusted him but as a Nigerian I also expected anything from him. I look forward to the day Tinubu will dump APC for PDP.
    One thing is sure,I will always vote the candidate of my choice irrespective of party affiliation.

  • Ayeni

    Joining ACN was the real blunder Nuhu Ribadu made. That was when he lost it all. The ACN party destroyed Nuhu Ribadu’s credibility for life because Nuhu Ribadu lied all the way at the presidential debate to cover up Bola Tinubu’s frauds.

    • Tonnero

      And he is now going to lie all the way to cover GEJs massive stealing!

  • Ette

    A very big shame on Ribadu for filtering away his goodwill by joining party of wicked, incompetent and hugely corrupt people. You a a very big disappointment to your fans. But let us hope this is a fuse.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    APC is an Alliance of Prominent Crooks …….. Ribadu is not a crook and therefore cannot belong to APC !!

    Just name them ……. Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, IBB, OBJ, Buko-ole Saraki, Raji Fashola, Coakroach Okorocha, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Rotten Amaechi, Aminu Tambuwaal, El Rufai,

    • checkmate

      …and Ali Modu Sherif,( Boko Haram Kingpin) FFK, Omisore, Fayose, Bode George, Peter Odili, Alemagseigya,Anenih, M. Abacha, Asari Dokubo, Almustapha, Saminu Turaki, Kashamu ( the Drug kingpin) and…………………the list continues.

      • Okache

        Good answer.

      • Goodluck_Nigeria

        All these people you mentioned were deliberately and intentionally framed by the King of Corruption in Nigeria – OBJ

        • checkmate

          All these people……..? You are drunk. Go through the list again when you out of your hangover.

        • Wähala

          You’re so sick you must be quarantined… wallahi!
          OBJ told a Chicago court to issue a bench warrabt against Buruji ba?
          OBJ told British Crown Court to issue a bench warrant against DSP Alams kwo?
          OBJ told Cotonou Genderme to arrest Asari on terrorism-related gun running abi?
          OBJ framed Ali Modu Sheriff to import Sharia during his (Baba’s) administration abi?
          The only frame I doubt here is your frame of mind, you need a psychiatrist urgently… no jokes!

      • Wähala

        …and, Olaoluwa, Falile, (murderers of Bola Ige) Goddy Akpabio, Uduaghan, James Ibori, Luck Igbenediom (Sou-South rogue governors) Edwin Clark, Diezani, (Sou-Sotuh rogue Works Ministers) Aruma Oteh, Bernard Ote (SEC/NNPC kingpins) Tompolo ati Timi Alaibe (SS ex-militant thugs)… etc, etc, etc !!!

        • checkmate

          Yah! you forget Abba Moro, Maryln Orgar, Ahmed Gulak, Bamanga Tukur etc

    • Maria

      Animal. IBB is an ardent supporter of Ebola Jonathan… Ebola Jonathan is the biggest disaster to happen to Nigeria.

  • Mo

    Ribadu has lost all credibility! He’s a power hungry megalomaniac!

  • kick ’em out

    Ribadu is mistaken. He believes that the only way he can be the Adamawa State Governor is not through what he stands for as a person but in join the rigging machine of PDP. He has therefore lost his credibility. But he is going to regret it sooner or later.


    I salute Ribadu for his courage and boldness. The vision and foresight of those who are true leaders must be above average. Leaders are able to foresee beyond the people they are expected to lead. Ribadu understands that the self appointed leaders of APC like Tinubu and Kwankwaso are mere pretenders; they are only using the sentiment of gullible Nigerians to achieve self interest.

    The very day crooks like Kwankwaso joined APC, I knew that the party is doomed. Kwankwaso is a professional crook of monumental dimension. He’s also a cheat and betrayer. Look at how he is busy contesting for the presidential ticket of APC to the detriment of General Buhari.

    It is unfortunate for people like Elrufai. He’s bound to remain in APC for protection against imprisonment for his past misdeeds. This is the only reason why he’s in opposition politics.

    • Checkmate

      The mistake Ribadu is making is not for dumping APC but for joining the evil party PDP. PDP is not better than APC. They are all birds of the same feathers. It’s clear that he is a true Nigerian politician who is just after position for his own selfishness. well, we wait and see what will unfold in his adventure. It’s so interesting!

  • Sunmi

    APC is not a political party. APC is an Islamic Jihad.
    Decent Muslims have no stakes in an Islamic Jihad.
    An Islamic Jihad in Nigeria with 85 million Christians is war by other means.
    APC is evil; APC is dangerous, it is to be avoided.

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      Your statement is demarketing of PDP. If you really liked PDP stop this kind of writing. I am sure pdp led by Muazu would definately not accept this type of nonesense.

  • Maria

    Ribadu used PDP to become popular… by claiming PDP is the most corrupt organization in the world… Mr Ribdu now joining the same organization means he is a self-centred corrupt person… never again would I associate with this person called Ribadu…he is a thief , a deceiver in sheep clothing!

  • True Nigerian

    Hahahahaha! Mr inconsistency is now going to spend the next one year lying, lying and lying again and again to convince Nigerians that Jonathan is not the leader of the most corrupt government that Nigeria has ever known. Well done, Mr Ribadu. At least we now know that you are exactly what most of your critics have been saying that you are. What you do not know is that you may still not end up becoming a governor in PDP. Yet, your credibility is already gone and gone forever. You’ve lost something more precious than the transient position of a governor which ends in 4 or 8 years at the most.

    But why am I not surprised?

    As an ACN candidate, Ribadu laboriously lied, lied, lied, and lied again and again in his attempt to cover up Tinubu’s criminal history. And yet, at the same time, he lied, lied, lied and lied again to cover up the criminal looting history of Goodluck Jonathan and Patience Jonathan. Talk about lying with both sides of your mouth at the same time – that is Ribadu for you. Talk about saying yes and no at the same time and claiming that you are honest – Again, that is Ribadu for you.

    And when his probe reports on the oil subsidy thefts was offensively ridiculed by Jonathan’s pro-criminals government, Ribadu suddenly turned 360 degrees to deny all the exonerations he ever offered in favour of Jonathan and stated clearly and vehemently that Jonathan was indeed a thieving governor whom the EFCC investigated and was waiting to prosecute before Obasanjo decided that thieving governors would make the best president and vice-president for the shameless country called Nigeria.

    After that quarrel with Jonathan, Ribadu pitched his tent with APC. And now that it seems to him that an opportunity to become a governor in PDP has arisen, Ribadu has shipped out into PDP.

    Remember, this is also the same guy that repeatedly gives Olusegun Obasanjo a clean bill of health on corruption; he is also the same guy that says that 35 governors of Nigeria were corrupt (we all know that to be true), but then as the man charged with the responsibility to bring them to justice, Ribadu failed woefully to bring them to book.

    Ribadu, hear me and hear me well. Your reputation is gone to the dogs. Inconsistency is a detroyer of credibility. Ribadu is grossly an inconsistent fellow.

    • Okache

      Very true. Completely on point.

    • newvoice404

      I will agree with some of the things written here but I will also add that….Ribadu generalisation that Tinubu was among the corrupt governors was rightly debunked by Ribadu. He clearly stated that he did not have anything on Tinubu as much as he tried to investigate him. What Ribadu actually said was that there was an international dimension as regards to the investigation on Tinubu’s case. Which was the allegation of numerous foreign bank accounts. The foreign investigators discovered that the accounts were dully opened before he became the governor mostly for his wife and kids and none of the accounts was used for money laundry.

      That is the reason Tinubu encouraged him to be the APC candidate because Rabidu resisted the temptation of roping Tinubu into any fanthom corrupt case without any evidence.This OBJ would have preferred so as to take the Asiwaju away from SW politics for OBJ to be the emperor.

  • idama

    Modu Sheriff out! Shekarau out! Buna Marwa out! Ribadu out! Fani Kayode out! Tom Ikimi going! Very soon only the real owner of the venture called APC will be left I.e TINUBU and BUHARI!

    • newvoice404

      Yes and if they are the one that will turn Nigeria from the present incompetent people so be it. The two can and indeed galvanise Nigeria masses to achieve the change we really need in Nigeria. You wait and see.

  • uduakomiri

    Now that he is in PDP let’s see how long he remain there without being infected with the most contagious form of corruption.

  • umunnem

    I don’t believe this story sha. Has anyone heard from the Mallam himself? Until Nuhu speaks, no one should believe PDP propaganda. And should Nuhu choose to go PDthif, he must know that the Soludo treatment awaits him after which he is banished into political oblivion. PS, Soludo treatment is the rubbishing of a great candidate by APGA after which the guy has no credibility left and he has “retired” from politics…Be that as it may, PDP may be kind to Nuhu but the voters will not. He will just end up being rubbished.

    • Cypo

      Bro, you got Soludo issue wrong. Could you provide answer to the following? Was Soludo not told he should not bother coming forward to contest in the APGA primary? Was/is he not having case with EFCC? How long was in APGA as a registered APGA member? Again, you must not forget that Nuhu Ribadu was a member of PDP before he had problem with Late President Yar Adua.

  • igbiki

    Considering the sell out and back stabbing by Mr Tinubu at the last presidential election, this is the most sensible thing for Mr Ribadu to do.

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