The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expressed yesterday its desire to “rescue” Nigeria from what it described as the incompetence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
The party stated this in Abuja during its expanded caucus meeting, attended by some of its governors and other key stakeholders.
Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio, declared that about 20 serving senators of the APC would join the PDP in the days ahead. But he did not give details.
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu said those that defected from PDP to the APC in the South East had no electoral value. He said they joined the APC for contracts and employment opportunities.
“For my brothers and sisters from the South East who are defecting from PDP to APC, our people know the electoral value of each and everyone of us.
“We should allow them get the contract they are looking for and to get employment they are looking for. At the appropriate time we will know who is who in the South East. There is nothing to worry about, we are completely in control”, Ekweremadu stated.
Two governors, six deputy governors and members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Assembly caucus attended the meeting.
The meeting, which was presided over by Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi witnessed a large turnout of members.
The Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, said: “The whole country is not only tired of the ruling party, they want another change. If not for the constitution, they want the change tomorrow
“I will continue to leak their secrets. I will remain a torn in their flesh. Anything they want to do, let them come. If they want to carry their police, let them carry their police. I don’t care”, he declared.
Makarfi expressed the hope that judgement on the leadership crisis in the PDP would soon be delivered to enable the party move forward.