- The notion that All Progressives Congress plans to manipulate the 2023 elections has been dismissed by the ruling party
- According to the interim national secretary, John Akpanudoedehe, PDP members are dumping the opposition as a result of lack of democratic and fairness of assessment
- The PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus had accused the APC of recruiting governors to rig the next general elections
Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, June 29, reacted to allegations that some governors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are defecting to the ruling party as a plot to rig the 2023 elections.
Premium Times repots that the APC in a statement by its interim national secretary, John Akpanudoedehe claimed the deserting members from the PDP are joining the party due to the opposition's lack of democracy and fairness of assessment.
This was in response to an allegation made by the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus following the defection of the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, to the APC.
Secondus had accused the ruling party of recruiting governors from the PDP to rig the forthcoming elections.
PDP lawmaker says Matawalle is a pawn in APC’s 2023 intra-party intrigues
Earlier, a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Teejay Yusuf has berated Governor Matawalle for decamping to APC from the PDP.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, June 30, Hon. Yusuf, a PDP member representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency of Kogi state in the green chambers, asserted that it is in the PDP's interest that highly-placed members with suspicious loyalty leave the party.
He said their exit from the party will enable the PDP to sort out itself before the next elections in 2023.
PDP slams APC for poaching its state governors
Meanwhile, PDP on Tuesday, June 29, slammed APC governors and the federal government for poaching PDP governors amid the growing insecurity in the country.
According to the party, instead of focusing on the current challenges of Nigeria, the APC is focused on politicking and wooing PDP governors.
The PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus made the comment while addressing journalists in Abuja after the defection of Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle to the APC.