More PDP governors to join APC — Ganduje

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The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has hinted that more governors under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform would soon join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.

This is after Cross River Governor Ben Ayade dumped the PDP for APC while there are also speculation that Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State may also bid the umbrella’s party goodbye anytime soon.

Speaking when members of the APC Registration/Revalidation Appeals Committee, led by Faruq Aliyu, paid him a courtesy call at Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, Saturday, Ganduje dismissed any rumour of marginalisation of party members during the exercise in the state.

In his words, “As far as we are concerned nobody was marginalised in the exercise.

“For your information, there are indications that more governors are coming to our great party, the APC, from other places. Our internal democracy is waxing stronger day by day.

“I want use this opportunity to congratulate you for getting us more entrants into our party. We thank you for the good exercise conducted. This makes our party to wax stronger and improve internal democracy.”

According to a statement signed by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ganduje commended the committee for carrying out their assignment diligently.

On whether some people feel marginalised in the exercise or not, the governor challenged that, “If some people felt they are marginalised in the exercise, our doors are still opened. So we are ready to register any one, no matter his position, no matter his opinion about us and the party.”

According to the governor, “abusing governor, even if it is on 24 hours basis, is not part of the offences in our party rules and regulations that attract any penalty. Therefore we can still register all members, even if their habits are abusive.

“I understand that there is no single petition from Kano, forwarded to your committee. So even if somebody comes and petitions, please tell that person to come and get registered,” he pleaded.

Aliyu, who led the committee to the governor, said “it was out of good concern and consideration from the part of the governor, to see the committee and commended us for the exercise.

“Your Excellency there is no petition from Kano state. And when some people came and found out that some claims were mere allegations against the exercise, that were not true, we also came and found out that no substantive petition comes from the state,” he disclosed.

Governor Ayade is not the first to dump the PDP for the APC and it is feared he might not be the last before the 2023 elections.


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