‘APC Will Welcome Aggrieved PDP Governors’
The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the aggrieved seven governors of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are welcomed to its fold but denied being behind the crisis.
Interim National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lai Mohammed, made this known yesterday in Abuja after a meeting with the interim national executive committee of the party and its governors. At the meeting, Senator Chris Ngige was presented with the certificate of return as the party’s candidate for the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State.
Mohammed regretted that his party is being accused by some PDP chieftains of being the masterminds behind the crises. He, however, said his party was not surprised with the unfolding scenario in the PDP but told the aggrieved governors to defeat to APC.
“It is unfortunate that some people are accusing APC as the brain behind the PDP crisis, they are saying those aggrieved governors are using the script of APC. It is not true but we are not surprised with what is happening in PDP, we saw it coming,” he noted.
The publicity secretary stressed that, “be that as it may, our doors are open to the aggrieved governors; they should leave the crisis-ridden PDP and join APC.”
On whether the APC governors and their PDP counterparts are already making contact or not, the APC spokesman explained that they were both members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum hence making contacts among themselves could not be ruled out.
He disclosed that the essence of the meeting was for the interim NEC of the party to brief the governors about the on-going registration of membership including how to get structures for the party at the state level.
Meanwhile, the APC also yesterday in Abuja received defectors from the 22 INEC recognized state chairmen and 5 national officers of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The five officers are, Assistant National adviser, Prince Adesina Oloyekun, Chief Mrs. Olufemilayo Onwobiko, National women leader south west, Kelechi Ononkwum, assistant women leaders south-south, Victoria Y. Buba Woman Leader north west and Chief Oby Ezenna, Assistant National women leader South east.