The five aggrieved governors of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, last year, have foreclosed any possibility of returning to their former party.
The G-5 governors as they are called, while reacting to the setting up of a committee by the new National Chairman of PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, to woo them back, said that the move was belated.
Two of the governors, who made their position known last night, pointed out that there was nothing the party could do to woo them back to its fold, as they were already settling down in their new party and for good.
Kano State governor, Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, said it amounted to sheer wishful thinking for the party to imagine that they would return to its fold after all it did to them.
Kwankwaso, who spoke through his Director of Media and Press Affairs, Mr. Halilu Dantiye, noted that although the chairman of the party, Mu’azu, was his friend, it was impossible for him to return to the PDP.
The governor said: “It is a wishful thinking by what remains of the PDP to assume that His Excellency, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso or any of the five governors will return to the party. No doubt, Mu’azu is a good friend to Kwankwaso but it is late for the PDP”.
Speaking in the same vein, Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State said it was unthinkable for him or his colleagues to return to PDP after declaring for the APC.
The governor disclosed that he had already taken concrete measures to ensure APC becomes the ruling party in his state and was not in any way contemplating returning to the PDP.
Nyako’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Ahmad Sajoh, said his principal had already made it clear that he was pre-occupied with nurturing the APC into a veritable tool for national development rather than thinking of going back to his former party.
Sajoh noted: “A lot of water has passed under the bridge. It is no longer about who leads the PDP but about the credibility and ability of the party’s leadership to provide Nigeria with development options.
“Governor Nyako has already taken firm steps to effectively position the APC as the ruling party in Adamawa State and there is no going back on it. Building the APC into a veritable tool for national development is the governor’s major concern for now”.