REVEALED: Why G7 Govs Can’t Leave PDP, APC Rejects New PDP Members’ Condition For Alliance

Fresh facts have emerged on why the New Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chosen to stay back within the main PDP, despite the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to yield to any of their seven demands.


Credible insiders confirmed to Sunday Tribune that the G7 governors stayed back in the PDP when negotiations on their joining the opposition coalition became deadlocked, due to the conditions they presented.

It was gathered that few weeks ago, one of the G7 governors from the North-Western zone approached the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on behalf of his colleagues and submitted request of the Kawu Baraje-led faction to join the opposition so as to defeat the main PDP in 2015.

The leadership of APC was said to have welcomed the idea and went ahead to propose that the G7 meet the eleven governors of the APC. The meeting was held in Abuja and Nasarawa State, according to our source, but it was the last between the two groups.

The source confided in our reporter that: “The G7 governors’ main condition was that the APC structures in Rivers, Kwara, Niger, Sokoto, Kano, Adamawa and Jigawa be handed over to them, if they were to join the opposition. This was what they called the first condition upon which they would publicly declare for the APC.

“The APC team at the meeting rejected the condition as the APC itself is made up of three parties just trying to fuse together. They were told they can only join as ordinary members and without preconditions.”

It was learnt that many APC leaders, especially those from the North-West, kicked against the idea on the grounds that most members of the G7 from the zone are political rivals to leaders of the APC in their respective states.

According to our source, the APC in Sokoto, led by former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, rejected any possibility of the party structure being handed over to Governor Aliyu Wamakko, his old rival in Sokoto politics.

The same situation was said to have played out in Kano State where former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau was said to have rejected such condition on the ground that the opposition in the state is well grounded even without Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Sunday Tribune was told that the national leadership of the APC also believed the G7, if admitted, might create another round of political rancor within the new party. According to an APC chief from Kano State, “we actually rejected the New PDP when they wanted to join us.

“They want to take over what they don’t know how we built. We in Kano said we don’t want Kwankwaso. Bafarawa people also said they don’t want Wamakko. Since the last talk, the G7 has not approached us again.”


  1. Seems they are not wellcome by the APC, they should stop fooling theirselves and pitch their tent with the main and authentic PDP under the able leadership of Alhaji Bamaga Tukur. The APC are very wise not to wellcome them because they will one day still do the same thing they are doing right now in the Main PDP. They are always wellcome to the Main Stream of PDP.

  2. thats what good for you APC, an adage in yoruba says “pasan ti a fi na iyale, o wa lori aja fun iyawo” sebi Tinubu ur leader said national dialogue is useless, then you are dialoging with those governors now, why? and they give you their conditions you run away and you complain why? is it not thesame things that happen in nigeria where some tribe take all,from 9 state to 20 plus abuja, where ss has oil but their well is take over by notherners? we have different religions and some want to impose their on others,openly kidnaping pastors daughter and take him to sharia court,how many can we count so so so bla bla bla. and they want to bring their take all to your paties now you are crying, we need to tell tinubu that this write up is unneccessary either. he who fail to plan is planning to fail

  3. APC is wise to reject them. They are selfish politicians. Imagine the condition they gave to the party owners? Rebellious bunch of self serving politicians!

  4. They are spies secretly commissioned by PDP to destabilise APC and other parties. Forget whatever that’s happening in PDP. They know what they are doing.

  5. But I watched on TV, how the leadership of APC have been going round to woo the G7 people. Tinibu said on one ocassion that wooing them is to get numbers. Is their numbers now too much? LWKMD


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