Elder Godsday Orubebe has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, 7 years after famously protesting against President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as President.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Orubebe left the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, some days back over the emergence of a Northern presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar. President Buhari is set to receive Orubebe in Aso rock in the next few days.
Orubebe became very famous on March 31st, 2015 after he disrupted proceedings at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre in Abuja.
He tried to block the admission of election results from the states favourable to the emergence of Buhari as president-elect.
Orubebe accused then INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, of supporting the APC, the main opposition at that time. He later apologized to the Nation 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, who was said to be angered by the emergence of a Nigerian of northern extraction, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, as the presidential candidate of the main opposition party, to join the ruling party.
Omo-Agege and Sobotie were said to been mounting 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, were billed 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.