Call it a tsunami: Amaechi, Aliyu, Lamido, and 7 other PDP governors are “on their way to APC”

by Ogunyemi Bukola


If reports available to us are anything to go by, no fewer than 10 serving governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party may be on their way out of the ruling party to join APC.

A key member of the merger committee, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said that more than 10 PDP governors were interested in APC.

According to the source:

“Most of the PDP governors are tired of the crisis rocking the party. They are tired because PDP has failed them. The electorate are seeking an alternative and the only way for the governors to remain relevant is to move along with the people.

“More than 10 PDP governors have shown their interest in APC. It would be like a tsunami for PDP; it will shock the leadership of the party when its prominent members defect massively. Some of the governors are doing well as individuals in PDP but they have lost their interest in the party.

“Nigerians want an alternative, so are many members of the ruling party. I will not mention names or which parts of the country they are from but the PDP will shake when these prominent members of the party defect to APC.”

Some of the names mentioned include Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum, Babangida Aliyu; Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State; Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State; Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State; Sule Lamido of Jigawa State; Seidu Dakingari of Kebbi State; and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State.

The National Publicity Secretaries of CPC and ACN, Rotimi Fashakin and Lai Mohammed, respectively, however denied knowledge of the intending defectors. They however admitted that there was a “silent movement” of people into APC.

Fashakin said, “APC is becoming more of a mass movement. Just yesterday, the Movement for Democracy and Justice — the political party of M. D. Yusuf, a former inspector-general of police — came to CPC and said they were ready to merge with it.

“Why we are being silent on other groups that are coming into APC is not to unduly frighten PDP. It’s like the entire polity is shifting to the opposition. It is not just political parties; we also have political and civil society groups coming in.”

Similarly, Mohammed said, “We have a significant group from DPP and several other political associations and groups that have stated their resolve to be part of the merger.”

Comments (9)

  1. Let us all join hand and pray for this country Nigeria. Because normatter how it this is our only country.

  2. Although in politics there are no permanent friends nor enemies,I Don’t believe it on Sule Lamido especially with his current venomous attack on the personality & integrity of GMB. Its another ploy to destroy it from within if at all he joins APC.

  3. All the governors that are defecting to APC are still the same criminals that has impoverish the ordinary citizens. These men can not be trusted, my heart goes to the young generation that are still sleeping and not willing to take their destinies in their hand.Amaechi was speaker of the house of assembly for about 8yrs before becoming governor, these guys are thieves.

  4. Very funny.Let them say that they have an secret motives,other than to use the comments as a cover.Because it is better to play game in open dish than in a hiden platter.And be aware,that it is the same people who left the PDP that are still there in the APC.Who might have left the party for one selfish reasons or the other,rather than to help the Country.Because none can tell me now that PDP as a party could stop any of their Governors,Senators,Representatives etc from using their States’,Senatorials’,Constituencies’,etc alocations to develope their lands,i dout it.So,the PDP did not disappoint them and we the citizens,but they.Therefore,let them not deceive the simple ones with any of their fair tales while trying to play their selfish games.Because PDP is not our problems,but our Leaders/Rulers are.

    1. U are very correct Elias, decamping to APC is for their own selfish reason, not for the masses, wicked politricians. I wonder what they will tell d masses this time, and some people are here jubilating becos they want to join APC, na dem dem

  5. This is a very interesting story, love that with time Nigeria will be a better country. APC the only solution to move Nigeria forward let us join our hands and support the great political party. We love u all and we need more of that in our great Nation-state

  6. apc mean armour personnel carrier and it may destroy them

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