Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff opening a foreign sponsored library in Maiduguri, 2007.
|Chairman of the PDP National Working Committee |
16 February 2016 –21 May 2016
|Preceded by||Uche Secondus (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Ahmed Makarfi (Caretaker)|
|Senator for Borno Central|
May 29, 1999 –May 29, 2003
|Governor of Borno State|
May 29, 2003 –May 29, 2011
|Preceded by||Mala Kachalla|
|Succeeded by||Kashim Shettima|
Ngala Town, Ngala LGA, Borno State, Nigeria
|Political party|| All Progressive Congress (2018– )|
People's Democratic Party (2014–2018)
All Progressives Congress (2013–2014)
All Nigeria People's Party (1999–2013)
Ali Modu Sheriff is a Nigerian politician. He is Borno State's first governor to serve two consecutive terms (2003–2011).Though Sheriff had held two elected offices as a member of All Nigeria People's Party, he would later join the All Progressives Congress becoming a founding member of that party. In 2014, Sheriff switched affiliation to the People's Democratic Party. He acted as the National Working Committee chair from 16 February 2016 until the National Convention, when he was removed and replaced by Ahmed Makarfi. On the 26th of April 2018 he defected back to All Progressive Congress
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