- Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has described the rumour about his alleged plan to defect to APC as ridiculous
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suffered a great blow on Tuesday, June 29, when Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state dumped the party for APC
- Fintiri, however, said that he would remain in PDP despite entreaties by the leadership of the APC in the state
Yola, Adamawa - Following the speculations that he and two other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has finally reacted.
Legit.ng gathered that the speculation arose earlier in the week that Governor Fintiri was lobbying to leave his PDP to the opposition APC in the state.
The governor, in a statement issued on Thursday, July 1, by his director-general of media and communications, Solomon Kumangar, said there was no substance to the speculation.
I will not dump PDP for APC
Governor Fintiri, however, said he remains in the PDP and has no plan to leave for any other party.
“The governor is not contemplating leaving the PDP. He is comfortably leading the party in Adamawa state to achieve development milestones for the people. He remains focused on the mandate of providing good governance to all parts of the state.”
According to him, the defection speculation was the work of “social media warriors” and has no basis in reality.
He, however, advised politicians of all persuasions to de-emphasise political partisanship at these critical times of efforts to build an Adamawa state that people of goodwill seek.
Kumangar further stated:
“What is most important at this point is for Nigerians of all walks of life to join hands and surmount the challenges confronting the nation."
PDP lambastes APC for poaching its state governors
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PDP on Tuesday, June 29, slammed the APC governors and the federal government for poaching PDP governors amid the growing insecurity in the country.
It was reported that the party said instead of focusing on the current challenges of Nigeria, 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.
Secondus stated that despite the defections of some PDP governors, the party was ready to return to power in 2023 by kicking the APC out.
He dismissed the possible impacts of the governors’ defection affecting the PDP in 2023, saying that Nigerians are tired of the APC.