An emerging report has claimed that three governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are having defection talks with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to This Day, the three PDP governors might defect to the APC if their talks with the party are successful.
A PDP source was reported to have told the newspaper that the party has not yet ascertained why the governors are considering defecting to the APC.
The names of the governors said to be considering defection include:
1. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state
2. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state
3. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi
However, governors on the platform of the PDP on Thursday, November 19, pledged their loyalty to the party at a meeting in Abuja.
The chairman of the PDP governors’ forum, Aminu Tambuwal, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said they are committed to the goals of the party.
"All 15 of us are here present. We are individually committed to good governance in our various states in order to make our party strong.
“This is a clear statement that we are united and working towards strengthening our party for the future.”
Meanwhile, 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 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.
Bello said the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, would be the last governor to join the ruling party. He also described Umahi as a believer in the APC even when he was a member of the opposition party.
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