Defectors To Return To PDP

Defectors To Return To PDP

Cracks have appeared in the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as not less than three of the defected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors may return to the party.

It was gathered in Abuja yesterday that Murtala Nyako, Aliyu Wamakko and Rabiu Kwankwaso, governors of Adamawa, Sokoto and Kano respectively may eventually yield to entreaties to return to the fold as pressure is being mounted on them.

On November 19 last year, five PDP governors, members of the aggrieved G-7 governors, left the party for APC. Nyako defected to the APC alongside four colleagues including the governors of Rivers, Sokoto, Kano and Kwara. Governors Sule Lamido and Babangida Aliyu of Jigawa and Niger states respectively refused to move with their colleagues.

Fresh indications, however, have emerged that of the five governors, three are predisposed to return to PDP as “the old trouble which pushed them out of the party has been resolved.”

The governors promised that as soon as the former chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, vacates office, “they would consider returning to the party.”

Further checks indicate that entreaties are also being made to the Kwara State Governor, AbdulFatah Ahmed, to return to PDP.

Talks are also said to be on going with a governor in the South-South and one in the South-East. One will return to the PDP while the other will be a new convert, it was learnt.

In the Senate, however, 12 PDP senators have broken ranks with their colleagues. At least 10 of them wrote to the Senate leadership dissociating them from the suit instituted at a Federal High Court in Abuja last month.

The 79 lawmakers, including 22 senators, obtained an order restraining Tukur, Senate President David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from declaring their seats vacant.


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