The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors Forum, under the leadership of the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has described as unfounded, the recent claim by the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, that 10 of its members are planning to decamp to the All Progressives Congress, APC, any moment from now,
Governor Bello had said on Friday, that about 10 PDP Governors are set to join the ruling APC.
However, in response, the PDP Governors on Saturday, debunked the claim in a statement signed by its Director-General, C. I. D. Maduabum.
His words: “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 mourning 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 crisis, 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 PDP Governors, therefore, advised Governor Bello to concentrate on providing good governance to the people of Kogi State, and Kogi workers, who is still claim he owes them several months of unpaid salaries.