The Presidency has confirmed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with the sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

Laolu Akande, the Special Adviser to the Vice President made this known in a post on his Twitter page. 

He, however, said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun was not at the meeting.

The statement by APC's National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said: “Following Thursday’s visit of the national chairman of the APC to the Villa, the attention of the party has been drawn to surprising speculations in some sections of the media on the visit.

“For the records, the APC national chairman only met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

“He was not aware, neither was he part of the reported meeting between the Vice President and the former PDP national chairman.”

The APC therefore said linking the chairman’s visit to the Villa to media reports of Sheriff’s plans to join the APC is an effort to cause confusion and disaffection in the party’s Borno State chapter.

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