Shredding The Umbrella; G7 Governors Finally Decamp To APC
By Alphonsus E.W
The political skies had been ominous. After months of meetings, non-meeting, recriminations and vituperations, the centre could no longer hold. Or the umbrella in this case could not hold as 7 rebel, aggrieved Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have announced their decision to join the All Progressives Congress, the main opposition party in the country.
The governors, at the meeting they had with the leadership of the APC in Abuja on Tuesday, said their decision was aimed at rescuing the country.
A former acting National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, announced the decision after the meeting, which was held at Kano Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
Among the governors at the meeting were those of Rivers (Rotimi Amaechi), Kano (Rabiu Kwankwaso), Adamawa (Murtala Nyarko), Kwara (Abdulfatah Ahmed) and Niger (Babangida Aliu).
The governors of Jigawa and Sokoto States, Sule Lamido and Aliyu Wamakko respectively were absent. Baraje said the absent governors were nevertheless part of the decision.
Some leaders of the APC like its Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande; a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and a former Head of State, Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari were in attendance.