Three more PDP govs heading to APC

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Feb 9th, 2014
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* Senators, Reps also expected to defect

Three more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are getting ready to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a fresh wave of defections from the PDP.

Two of the governors are from the Northwest and the third from the North central.

More Senators and Representatives are also bidding their time to cross over to the APC, highly placed sources said yesterday in Yola where former Vice President Atiku Abubakar teamed up with the APC mid week.

At the last count, Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Ahmed Al-Fatha (Kwara) and Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) and no fewer than 37 Reps and 11 Senators defected from the PDP to the APC.

Also numerous state legislators and local government chairmen and councillors in Kwara, Kano, Rivers and Sokoto states defected to the APC.

It was gathered yesterday that 16 PDP lawmakers in Adamawa will be joining APC later this week.

Sources said that Alhaji Atiku, Governor Nyako, General Buba Marwa, Marcus Gundiri, Mr. Boss Mustapha have been working the phone from their Yola homes to convince more PDP members to cross to the APC.

Atiku, in particular, is said to have lined up a number of meetings with PDP bigwigs with a view to wooing them into the APC.

Some supporters of the immediate past national chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur are also said to be contemplating dumping the PDP should the PDP continue to procrastinate the harmonisation of the factions in the party.

A PDP lawmaker in Adamawa State said yesterday that the party’s new national chairman Adamu Muazu may have been misled by vested interests to ignore the harmonisation.

The lawmaker said that any attempt to impose Deputy Governor Bala Ngilari as the PDP governorship candidate in the 2015 election will spell doom for the party.

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