- Governor Yahaya Bello has declared that some PDP governors would soon leave their party for APC
- David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Thursday, November 19, formally bid a farewell to PDP and embraced APC
- Bello said that Governor Wike would be the last PDP governor to defect to APC
Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state has said that more governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were making plans to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The defection of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state to APC has sent a crucial message to all political actors in the southeast that the party may find it difficult to win the region during the next election.
PM News reports that Bello stated this on Thursday, November 19, while reacting to the defection of Governor Umahi to APC.
Legit.ng gathered that the Kogi governor added that the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, would be the last governor to join the ruling party.
He described Umahi as a believer in the APC even when he was a member of the opposition party.
“Umahi is with us, others are coming. Other governors are already knocking. They are on their way. We will be unveiling them one after the other. Wike might be the last to join the All Progressives Congress. Others are lining up.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Umar Sani, a former senior special assistant to vice president Namadi Sambo on media and publicity, said Umahi's defection did not come as a surprise to many Nigerians.
It was reported that Sani said Umahi has held different positions within the party and that so many injustices were made to ensure that he got there.
In a related report, Governor Wike hit hard at his Umahi over his defection from the PDP to the ruling APC.
It was reported that Wike said Umahi's anger against the PDP started when Peter Obi was chosen as the presidential running mate to the party’s 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Wike, who spoke in a live television programme, also advised Umahi not to allow his quest to become president of Nigeria to destroy the political future of the southeast.
The governor said Umahi had shown himself as an ungrateful man for insisting that he left PDP to protest the injustice the party meted to the southeastern region since 1999.
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