The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) has reacted to a statement by Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello where he said that 10 PDP governors will soon be defecting to the ruling all progressives Congress (APC) anytime soon.
In a response by the PDP on Saturday, the party in a statement by C.I.D. Maduabum, director-general of the forum, said the PDP governors have no attraction whatsoever in joining the APC as they are currently focused on delivering good governance in their states than joining a party with existing chaos.
“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,” Maduabum said.
“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 bedeviled 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.”