Indications emerged Thursday that Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP suspended Governors of Rivers and Sokoto States – Rotimi Amaechi and Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko – are in discussion with the opposition to fine-tune modalities for their eventual cross-carpeting to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Interim Chairman of Congress for Progressive Change for Katsina State Alhaji Farouq Adamu Aliyu has disclosed.
Aliyu, who was speaking at the inauguration of the CPC local governments’ interim committees in Katsina yesterday, said the two PDP governors indicated interest in joining the APC adding it is just a matter of time for them to dump the PDP for APC.
“More PDP governors, whom I don’t want to mention their names, have also indicated their interest in APC and I am sure they will soon come out and tell the world their intentions. Our door is open for any interested PDP governor to come and join the wagon of the APC.
“We will soon start receiving imminent personalities from the PDP in their quest to join the APC ahead of the conduct of the 2015 general election. This is to tell you that Nigerians are tired with PDP. Nigerians are ready to bring change in politics come 2015,” he said.
When contacted, however, spokesman of the Sokoto State governor Sani Umar denied that his principal is talking with the APC with a view to dumping PDP.
“It is absolute lie. He should tell you where this talk was held. As far as I know there is no truth in what he is saying. You will recall that his Excellency said on Wednesday when he arrived in the country that he would not leave the PDP, but that he will continue to fight for justice,” he noted.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State nor any of his representatives were available for comments on the matter.