The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors’ Forum, has reacted to a statement by Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello that 10 governors from the party are set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by the DG of the forum, HID Maduabum, Bello’s statement was a ‘diversionary tactic’ to shore up the ‘sagging morale’ of the APC.
“The PDP Governors’ Forum under the leadership of His Excellency, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, hereby debunks as unfounded, the allegation by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello while featuring in an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Friday night, that about 10 governors under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are set to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).”
“This statement does not merit any response but for the fact that it may demoralise PDP members and Nigerians who are not aware of the facts.”
“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, GCFR.”
“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.”
“We advise His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello, to concentrate on providing good governance to the people of Kogi State.” the statement read.