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Seven PDP govs working, mobilising for APC, says Okorocha



CHAIRMAN of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Monday said no fewer than seven of his colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were in secret talks with the opposition political grouping, ahead of the forthcoming election.

  According to him, they are working and mobilising for APC.

  Okorocha, who disclosed this while addressing party supporters at a rally held in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos on Monday, said the development, was not unconnected with growing fears over the fate of the PDP at the polls.

  He said while the governors’ public defections to APC might come shortly, their  resolve to work with APC had “nailed the coffin of the PDP.”

  He said: “The victory of General Muhammadu Buhari has been signed, sealed and delivered. But let me tell you something; it is still a secret today. About seven governors, who are not APC, are coming to hold meetings with us, privately, to join our party. 

  “There is fear in the opposition’s camp and their governors are talking to us. The fear is that they know Buhari is a good man, they know Buhari will win but there is fear. The fear is that once they announce Buhari on the 28th of March as president, all the bad people stealing the nation’s money will take midnight flights and run away from the country. The fear of Buhari is the end of corruption in Nigeria.”

    National Leader of APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, said the government has not been able to provide employment and insurance cover for soldiers and police, who are working in danger to combat Boko Haram in the northeast. 

  “Their insurance has not been paid but they are busy bribing people for votes,” he said. 

  Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola urged Lagosians not to sell their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs). He alleged that the opposition party in the state was buying PVCs with foreign currencies. 


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