The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed the governors defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been intimidated into doing so.
Spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan stated this on News Day, an Arise Television programme, on Wednesday.
He stated that the three governors that recently left the party have issues with the federal government and “are being challenged internally by what they have committed themselves into”.
“They moved to the other side because of the intimidation that is coming from the party in government. If you listen to all the three governors that have left the party, none of them has said that he has a problem with the leadership of the party.
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“Whether Ayade of Cross River, Umahi in Ebonyi, or Matawalle of Zamfara. Even Matawalle claimed that he has always loved to be in the All Progressives Congress. Which means he deceived the people when the court gave him the leadership of the state by declaring him the governor of the state.
“So it is not an issue of the party, it is essentially that these governors have issues with the federal government, concerning the management of the resources of the state, so it is not born out of the fact that there is crisis in PDP.
“None of these governors did accuse the party, they left on their own accord because they are being challenged internally by what they have committed themselves into.
“We are sure that those who are leaving the party in the parliament, whether in the states of assembly or in the national assembly, will have a field day with the law and we assure that they will vacate their seats.”