PDP Groans as APC Moves to Grab More Governors
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has kept working on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) state governors in attempts to woo them over, and this has constituted a huge source of worry to the main opposition party in Nigeria.
The PDP reacted by cautioning the Zamfara State governor, Bello Mattawale and members of the state and national assemblies against leaving the party.
Matawalle and several other top politicians in Zamfara State have been reported to have joined APC.
PDP’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in the party cautioned its legislators in the state and national assemblies against taking actions that contravene constitutional provisions.
He said “The PDP categorically cautions Bello Matawalle to know that his plans amounts to a decision to vacate office as no law allows him to cross over to any other party with the governorship mandate statutorily given to the PDP through the ballot box, as already established by the provision of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the standing judgment of the Supreme Court.
“The PDP hopes that Bello Matawalle as well as members of the National and State Assembly from Zamfara state will take caution,” Ologbondiyan said in a statement.
There are reports that APC has opened talks with other PDP governors that include Ifeanyi Ugwanyi of Enugu State and Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State.
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