PDP Governors’ Forum slams Yahaya Bello over claims of mass defection to APC

PDP Governors’ Forum slams Yahaya Bello over claims of mass defection to APC

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on Saturday, June 27, debunked claims that about 10 governors; elected under its platform, were set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

This was contained in a statement issued via the Director-General of the forum, Mr C.I.D. Maduabum.

Tambuwal said there was no attraction whatsoever for any PDP member, let alone a governor, to defect to the APC.

He also described the claim by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; in an interview on a television programme on Friday night, as unfounded.

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Bello had claimed that about 10 PDP governors were set to join the ruling APC.

He said that Bello’s statement did not merit any response; but for the fact that it might demoralise some PDP members and Nigerians, who were not aware of the facts.

The Sokoto state governor further stated that “It is obvious that this is a diversionary tactic to shore up the sagging morale of APC members who are ruing the loss of yet another state Governor, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to the PDP; as a result of the chaos and anarchy currently existing in the APC; following the mismanagement of their affairs as acknowledged even by Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari”.

According to Tambuwal, “The PDP Governors are very focused on delivering good governance and the benefits of democracy to their respective states and working tirelessly to strengthen and reposition the party.

“There is no attraction whatsoever for any PDP member not to talk of a PDP Governor to join the APC, a party bedevilled by crises; without even an elected leadership as envisaged by Section 223 of the 1999 Constitution that specifically requires the Executive Committee of every political party in Nigeria to be democratically elected”.

The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum advised Governor Bello, to concentrate on providing good governance to the people of Kogi State than engaging in lies.


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