Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has claimed that governors who are members of the party are being enticed by the federal government to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
After Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara defected to the ruling party, Secondus told reporters at a press conference in Abuja yesterday that the party was “delighted.”
Asked why the APC, which had nothing to show for its more than six years in power, was celebrating the poaching of opposition governors as an achievement, he expressed displeasure.
“It is a shame for all of the governors who abandoned the PDP out of fear,” he said. Even though they were intimidated by the instrument of this government, I am pleased to report that the masses in their state, particularly in Zamfara, remained steadfast.
Gov. Bello Matawalle appears to have lost track of how he came to be governor of Zamfara state, and he should be reminded that he is not permitted to defect to any other political party with the statutory mandate granted to the PDP by way of election.