Ali Modu Sheriff, Nigerian Politician was born in 1956 at Ngala Town, Ngala Local Government Area, of Borno State.He is an indigene of Borno State, an ex-Governor of Borno State and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. His father Galadima Modu Sheriff was a business mongul.
He attended Government Secondary School, Bama from 1974 to 1979 and thereafter attended the London School of Business, where he studied Insurance, Banking and Finance.
In 1981, he joined his father's construction company as a Director, later becoming Managing Director.
It is worthy to note that in 1985, he founded his first companies Meroil Organisation and Union Chase.
Ali Modu Sheriff was Borno State's first governor to serve two consecutive terms from 2003 to 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.
Ali Modu Sheriff was elected Senator representing Borno Central on the platform of the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) during General Sani Abacha's military regime. After democracy was restored, in April 1999 he was re-elected Senator, Borno Central on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
In 2003, he ran for Governor of Borno State on the ANPP platform and won. He was re-elected in 2007 and sworn in on 29 May 2007.
In 2014, Sheriff defected to the People's Democratic Party. On 16 February 2016, he became the chairman of PDP National Working Committee (acting), serving until his removal from office at the 2016 National Convention. He was replaced by Ahmed Makarfi as Caretaker Chairman.
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