PDP governors rue “anarchy, chaos” in APC
• Reject Kogi Governor’s Claim On Defection
Sixteen governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have rejected claim by Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, that PDP would soon lose 10 of its governors to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP governors condemned what they called diversionary tactics employed by APC through Bello to take public attention away from the reign of anarchy, chaos and abuse of democracy in APC.
A statement released by the PDP governors through their forum, yesterday, said: “It is obvious that this is a diversionary tactic to shore up the sagging morale of APC members, who are mourning the loss of yet another state Governor, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to the PDP, as a result of the chaos and anarchy currently existing in APC, following mismanagement of their affairs, as acknowledged even by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“There is no attraction whatsoever for any PDP member, not to talk of a PDP Governor to join the APC, a party bedevilled by crises, without even an elected leadership, as envisaged by Section 223 of the 1999 Constitution that specifically requires the Executive Committee of every political party in Nigeria to be democratically elected…”
The PDP governors said they are “very focused on delivering good governance and the benefits of democracy to their respective states and working tirelessly to strengthen and reposition the party.”