- Challenge him on good governance for Kogi people
BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum (PDPGF) says the cohesiveness and unity within the main opposition party makes its the most eligible bride of Nigerian politics at present.
Consequently, the Forum boasted that its current democratic credential makes difficult for any member to contemplate leaving the party’s fold for the unknown.
This is as the Forum also urged the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello to focus on providing good governance for his people instead of engaging in political mischief.
Additionally, the Forum said with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presenting itself as a house of confusion, the ruling party is the most unattractive company for any sane politician and Nigerians
The PDP governors spoke against the backdrop of claims by Governor Bello that some of them are set to join the ruling APC.
Dismissing the allegations in a statement signed by its Director-General, Hon. C.I.D. Maduabum, the Forum said: “The PDP Governors’ Forum under the leadership of His Excellency, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, hereby debunks as unfounded, the allegation by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello while featuring in an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics
Today’ on Friday night, that about 10 governors under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are set to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“This statement does not merit any response but for the fact that it may demoralise PDP members and Nigerians who are not aware of the facts.
“It is obvious that this is a diversionary tactics to shore up the sagging morale of APC members who are ruing the loss of yet another state Governor, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to the PDP, as a result of the chaos and anarchy currently existing in the APC, following the mismanagement of their affairs as acknowledged even by Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
“The PDP Governors are very focused on delivering good governance and the
benefits of democracy to their respective states and working tirelessly to strengthen and
reposition the party.
“There is no attraction whatsoever for any PDP member not to talk of a PDP Governor to join the APC, a party bedevilled by crises, without even an elected leadership as envisaged by Section 223 of the 1999 Constitution that specifically requires the Executive Committee of every political party in Nigeria to be democratically elected.
“We advise His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello, to concentrate on providing good governance to the people of Kogi State.
“Thank you and God bless.”